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"We had a pretty decent run here last time, but the pit sequence caught us. Since the race was shortened by rain, we were stuck with our position. But if it had remained green for the rest of the race, most of the leading cars were going to have...

"We had a pretty decent run here last time, but the pit sequence caught us. Since the race was shortened by rain, we were stuck with our position. But if it had remained green for the rest of the race, most of the leading cars were going to have to pit for fuel. But that's not the way it turned out, so we had to settle for an 18th-place finish."
- Ward Burton, driver of the Caterpillar Racing Pontiac

DAVIS ON RESTRICTOR PLATES AT NHIS: "It has really put some extra strain on Terry Elledge and the entire engine department. When we found out last weekend, I called the race shop and got Terry working on the motors right away. We can't run the same restrictor plate motor that we run at Talladega because the tracks are so different. So, basically they had to start from scratch. They've been working around the clock trying to prepare some motors for this weekend. I should be interesting. Unlike Talladega where the driver is flat-footed all the way around the track, New Hampshire will require that the driver be hard on the gas and hard on the brakes as well. That just adds stress to the motors. I think you'll see a lot of problems with motors this weekend."

BALDWIN ON NEW HAMPSHIRE: "There is a lot of unknown heading into New Hampshire. We'll have to modify our set-ups a little and get the motor things figured out. It is going to take some adapting on Ward's part too because he's going to have to find his comfort level with how far he's going to drive into the corners. With a plate on the motor, the driver will probably be going faster through the turns because they can drive the car in deeper. It will be interesting to see how things play out this weekend."

BALDWIN RETURNS TO NATIVE NEW YORK ON WAY TO NEW HAMPSHIRE: Baldwin, a native of Long Island, NY, will spend a few days around his old stomping grounds. He plans on spending a few days with his son. He will participate in some of his school activities and then head to New Hampshire International Speedway <pre> NEW HAMPSHIRE INTERNATIOAL SPEEDWAY Year Event ST FIN Earnings Event ST FIN Earnings 2000 Thatlook.com 300 12 18 59,560 1999 Jiffy Lube 300 22 15 52,815 Dura-Lube 300 17 8 58,000 1998 Jiffy Lube 300 34 23 41,975 CMT 300 20 31 34,175 1997 Jiffy Lube 300 35 36 25,975 CMT 300 35 23 35,875 1996 Jiffy Lube 300 30 25 28,800 1995 Slick 50 300 27 39 11,575 1994 Slick 50 300 33 42 9,500

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Ward Burton