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TASCA AND MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE SHELBY MUSTANG TEAM RUMBLE INTO THUNDER VALLEY THIS WEEK Consistency and confidence are the keys to being a successful race car driver. Tasca and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane team led by crew chief...

TASCA AND MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE SHELBY MUSTANG TEAM RUMBLE INTO THUNDER VALLEY THIS WEEK

Consistency and confidence are the keys to being a successful race car driver. Tasca and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane team led by crew chief Chris Cunningham are confident in the strong performing Mustang Shelby and turning it into a consistent winning machine.

"I'm looking forward to getting to Bristol and posting some big numbers in our Motorcraft/Quick Lane Shelby Mustang," said Tasca. "This season has been exciting for the guys, for me as a driver and team owner and for Ford and Motorcraft when you know you can win every race that you enter. When you have that kind of confidence, you just want to keep stepping up to the plate. It's only a matter of time before we're going to hit a home run again and I hope that it will be in Bristol. I have a good feeling about the race."

Tasca has fond memories of the 2008 race at Bristol. His confidence was boosted upon seeing the image of one of his heroes -- Bob Tasca Sr., at the track. Once he saw that photo, Tasca III knew Bristol was a place where past, present and future meet.

"Last year the first picture I saw inside the timing tower was of my grandfather when he raced there in the Tasca Ford Funny Car. The history of NHRA racing includes great places like Gainesville, Indianapolis, Pomona and Bristol is always part of that list. I think Bristol is certainly one of those races that you would be proud to have on your winning race resume."

When he's not in his Motorcraft/Quick Lane Shelby Mustang Funny Car, you can find Tasca watching races from his pits.

"Last year our pit was near the finish line," said Tasca. "I would walk to the back of our pit which was next to the wall where all the race cars came by. It was a great view because you would watch the cars and then hear the echo coming off the mountain. Since the track is literally cut into the side of the mountain, the echo of the fuel cars is pretty awesome. It's just a real cool place to race."

-credit: tr/motorcraft

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