Bristol: GM Racing preview

TEAM CHEVY IMPALA SS INSIDE THE GARAGE AT BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY -- ALBA COLON, GM RACING NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES PROGRAM MANAGER: ""Our Chevy teams always look forward to racing at Bristol. Over the years, Chevrolet has had great success there,...

TEAM CHEVY IMPALA SS INSIDE THE GARAGE AT BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY -- ALBA COLON, GM RACING NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES PROGRAM MANAGER: ""Our Chevy teams always look forward to racing at Bristol. Over the years, Chevrolet has had great success there, winning 41 of the 96 races that the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has run on the high-banked half-mile track. In fact, our Impala SS race car scored its first-ever win at Bristol when we debuted the car in 2007.

"The track is a huge favorite of the fans. They get to see the roots of NASCAR racing with the fast and furious action on a short track. The seats are so close to the track and pit road, they get a great view of the precision and the accuracy teams and drivers have to execute a perfect pit stop and maintain all-important track position.

"We are excited about how well the 2009 season has started for Team Chevy. The hard work of our Chevy teams in conjunction with our GM Racing team of engineers has translated to success on the track. We have been competitive and contended for the win each race.

"We are looking forward to an exciting race at Bristol and another exciting finish. Our Impala SS drivers are poised to capture a win and we feel good about our chances at Bristol."

IMPALA SS ON THE TRACK: BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY:

Chevrolet has won 41 of the 96 previous NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) races at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS), more than any other manufacturer

Jeff Burton, No. 31 Caterpillar Impala SS is the defending winner of the Food City 500 -- Led a Team Chevy and Richard Childress Racing one-two-three finish

TEAM CHEVY DRIVER QUOTE OF THE WEEK: Jeff Burton, No. 31 Caterpillar Impala SS, defending winner of the Food City 500: "It's such a hard and physically demanding race track. It's so unique from any other race on the circuit we go to that it makes it special. It's not about money or a cool trophy, it's about being able to say 'hey, I won at Bristol.'" Everybody knows what racing at Bristol is like and to say that you won there is rewarding."

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Burton