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(Concord, NC) "The Pistonator," Rodger Brogdon is coming into Concord this weekend looking to continue the early season performance level that the team has shown with strong runs at the first three races. But, the aspect of racing Four-Wide causes...

(Concord, NC) "The Pistonator," Rodger Brogdon is coming into Concord this weekend looking to continue the early season performance level that the team has shown with strong runs at the first three races. But, the aspect of racing Four-Wide causes concerns for the Texas business man.

"Owning RoofTec, one of the largest residential roofing companies in Texas has taught me a lot about the need for marketing and promotion," said Brogdon. "In the business world you need to constantly be waving your own flag and creating awareness of your product to drive the consumer to your door. That being said the concept of racing Four-Wide this weekend will generate that awareness and the press should be able to go nuts with what's going to transpire."

"Having to race Four-Wide and have it count for Full Throttle point's causes concern because we are all fighting for the championship. I know others are also concerned with the situation and uniqueness of the race, but, and it's a big but,everyone else is going to be facing the same conditions andthat will make it a very level playing field."

"The track at Concord is a fabulous facility and Bruton (Smith) and his family have truly created one of the best venues on the circuit, and they built it with this weekend in mind, so give credit where credit is due. If the weather cooperates and gives us all four qualifying sessions I think it will go a long ways towards helping everyone adjust to using four lanes. I also think qualifying well will be more important than normal. Having lane choice is always preferential, but being able to choose the best or second best of four lanes will probably make or break many racers this weekend, so the crew chiefs are really going to be looking for every last bit of performance out of every lap down track."

"The Attitude Apparel team stumbled a bit at Gainesville," Rodger added, "and that was very frustrating because we know we've got a very good car right now. Our qualifying efforts have been solid so far, including a career best #3 effort at Phoenix. We've just got to take that performance level to Sunday and that's going to be coming soon. Being able to put it all together at Concord would be rewarding not only for the notoriety of winning the first Four-Wide race, but also for everyone on the crew for their diligence and for our engine builder Victor Cagnazzi and his crew with the shop being just down the road."

"We've started to climb in the K & N Horsepower Challenge rankings, and we're currently sitting 7th in the Full Throttle points chase. Where we are now is a whole lot better than where we were last year at this time. The Attitude Apparel and Racers Edge Pontiac has come a long way, but we're still looking for that first final round appearance, and I can't think of a better place than the first Four-Wide Nationals to do it."

-source: brogdon racing

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