Sonoma: Cruz Pedregon preview

The Advance Auto Parts Solara Team is Rolling Through the West Coast Swing JWith Cruz Pedregon and the rest of the Advance Auto Parts Solara team on a bit of a hot run they are looking forward to this week's 21st annual Fram Autolite Nationals ...

The Advance Auto Parts Solara Team is Rolling Through the West Coast Swing JWith Cruz Pedregon and the rest of the Advance Auto Parts Solara team on a bit of a hot run they are looking forward to this week's 21st annual Fram Autolite Nationals taking place at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma CA.

We feel optimistic going into the weekend" said The Cruzer, "I really like the car we have now; a win is just waiting to happen."

The team has been on a roll making it to two semi-final appearances in the past three races moving them up from fifth place to fourth place in the POWERade Points Standings.They are definitely in position to finish the western swing with a good push. "We're enjoying every minute of this" said Cruz, "it takes a lot of hard work to get to this position."

The Cruzer has won this event twice before, the last being in 1998, and being from California himself there is the sense of home field advantage. "It's close to my hometown, and we have a lot of really great fans here that we want to do well for" he mentioned.

When it comes to adapting to the 1000 foot mark instead of the quarter-mile the team goes into every race with the same mentality. They still need to get off the line quick, keep it in the groove, and keep all the cylinders pumping.Cruz states; "It's the same strategy whether it's a quarter-mile or one-thousand feet: get to the finish line first."

- credit: pr

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Drivers Cruz Pedregon