WS: Phoenix: Paulie Harraka preview

Harraka Looking for a Win in the Desert Antelope, CA - Paulie Harraka and the No. 12 NAPA Gold Filters Toyota team next head to Phoenix International Raceway looking to win the Jimmie Johnson Foundation "100" on April 8th. "We succeeded in ...

Harraka Looking for a Win in the Desert

Antelope, CA - Paulie Harraka and the No. 12 NAPA Gold Filters Toyota team next head to Phoenix International Raceway looking to win the Jimmie Johnson Foundation "100" on April 8th.

"We succeeded in getting the 2010 ball rolling in the right direction by winning at Roseville," said Harraka. "I'm still on a high from that! But now, we need to shift our attention away from Roseville and towards Phoenix to keep the ball moving in the right direction. There's no better way to keep it going, and maybe to add a little more momentum, than to pick up a win in the desert."

"I am really looking forward to running our NAPA Filters Toyota at Phoenix again. After starting off on small go-kart tracks, it's a dream come true to be at a NASCAR Sprint Cup track. Although it's only a mile, it seems huge to a guy like me, who started off on the local 3/8 mile short tracks. What I love about Phoenix is that it's the perfect marriage between speedway and short track. It's big and fast and you have to carry a lot of speed through the corners. At the same time, you use a lot of brakes there."

"We learned a ton last year there, and I really believe we will have the NAPA Toyota at or near the top of the charts all weekend. Since it's so hot out there, we'll have a big advantage with our NAPA Filters and Brakes. I think that will help give us an edge over the competition."

-source: bmr

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Paulie Harraka , Jimmie Johnson