KLUEVER SET FOR DOUBLE DUTY AT KANSAS CONCORD, N.C. -- Todd Kluever will be attempting his third NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series start this weekend in the Banquet 400 at Kansas Speedway. Kluever will compete in both the NEXTEL Cup and Busch Series ...
KLUEVER SET FOR DOUBLE DUTY AT KANSAS
CONCORD, N.C. -- Todd Kluever will be attempting his third NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series start this weekend in the Banquet 400 at Kansas Speedway. Kluever will compete in both the NEXTEL Cup and Busch Series races in his No. 06 3M Ford Fusion.
Kluever's two previous starts came at Chicagoland in July and Michigan in August. After problems entering pit road during a green-flag pit stop at Chicago, a NASCAR penalty cost Kluever two laps which resulted in a 41st-place finish. At Michigan, he was the victim of an early accident while running three-wide between Bobby Labonte and David Stremme and finished 43rd. Kluever attempted to start the race in California earlier this month, but was not able to qualify based on time.
"I love racing at Kansas," Kluever said. "I finished second my first time there in a truck last year, and hope to have solid runs in both the NEXTEL Cup and Busch Series cars this weekend.
"We're taking the same car this weekend that we took to California, but Frank Stoddard and the guys have spent a lot of time working on this car since then. There were several factors that contributed to us not making the race in California, but we're doing everything we can to make sure that doesn't happen again in Kansas.
"Our goal this weekend is the same as it's been. First we have to make the race on time, and then we need to run every lap and just have a mistake-free race. If we can do that we should have a decent finish to show for it."
Roush Racing is a subsidiary of Livonia, Mich., based Roush Enterprises that operates 14 motorsports teams; five in NASCAR NEXTEL Cup with drivers Mark Martin, Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards, six in the Busch Series with Martin, Kenseth, Biffle, Edwards, Todd Kluever and Danny O'Quinn, Jr., and three in the Craftsman Truck Series with Martin, David Ragan, Erik Darnell and Michel Jourdain, Jr.