Atlanta II: Ward Burton preview

Ward Burton will make his 319th NASCAR Winston Cup start and first for the NetZero HiSpeed Racing team this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The team tested together for the first time at the 1.5-mile oval October 14 and 15. BURTON ON ...

Ward Burton will make his 319th NASCAR Winston Cup start and first for the NetZero HiSpeed Racing team this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The team tested together for the first time at the 1.5-mile oval October 14 and 15.

BURTON ON ATLANTA...

"We tested well with this team in Atlanta last week. Tony and the guys worked late at the track the first night we were there to see if we could find the speed we needed and it really helped. It took a lot of work, but this team's coming together pretty quickly. We made a lot of progress every time we went out on the track. I feel good that we are able to work these last four events of the season together before heading into next year. The opportunity for me to work with the team this year will really help the program heading into next season."

BURTON ON NEW OPPORTUNITIES...

"It's going to be good for me, working from where we started with this team. It's going to be good going from the ground up, being a part of this team's success. I'm excited to be working with Haas CNC Racing and NetZero, and about the support they have from Rick Hendrick's organization. I feel like, together with the concentrated effort and teamwork, we're going to work really hard and make this a successful program. This team has a lot of good people involved with it. Tony Furr is a proven, successful crew chief and Bill Ingle is back at the shop running things there, so together with owner Gene Haas and the folks at NetZero HiSpeed, I think we can turn this into something that we can all be excited about and proud of, and put this team where it's supposed to be."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Ward Burton