Johnny Leonard Pocono practice notes

Leonard Impressive In Pocono Practices Johnny Leonard driver of the No. 13 Boca Bay Builders-Affordable Roofing-FansCrew.com Chevrolet had a thrilling day at Pocono Raceway Friday afternoon as the Cape Coral, Florida native posted fast times ...

Leonard Impressive In Pocono Practices

Johnny Leonard driver of the No. 13 Boca Bay Builders-Affordable Roofing-FansCrew.com Chevrolet had a thrilling day at Pocono Raceway Friday afternoon as the Cape Coral, Florida native posted fast times in both practice sessions throughout the day. Leonard, in a new 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo purchased from Braun Racing in association with Dale Earnhardt, Inc. had this to say about his day....

On tapping the 15th fastest time in the first practice session...

"I've never seen Pocono Raceway before the first practice session, but I think I really like it. The car is a brand new car to us, but it's really fast. We were trying some adjustments and got faster, we'll regroup and see if we can go even faster in the second session."

On notching the tenth fastest time in the second practice session...

"The car felt great, and I'm adapting to the track very quickly. We wanted to put another gear in the car that we thought would help us, but we ran out of time, that's okay. The entire Boca Bay Racing team is excited about the weekend and I have a good feeling about qualifying and the race."

On tackling a unique track like Pocono....

"It's like a track I've never driven, but I'm loving it. There is a lot of room to race, we can probably go three, four and even five wide in a couple places throughout the track. I spent most of the first practice learning the line and I now know where to hit my marks. I love the big tracks, and I think Pocono Raceway is another track I can add to that list."

On being called a threat for tomorrow's event...

"It's always nice to be considered one of the favorites for a race. However, we just want to start in the top-ten and finish in the top ten. The team needs a good run and everything is finally coming together. Thanks to all of our sponsors, Boca Bay Builders, Affordable Roofing, FansCrew.com, Russo's Tinting, pme Engines, and AMSOIL for all of their support, hopefully we can give them something to cheer about Saturday."

-Boca Bay Racing

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Series ARCA
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Johnny Leonard