No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Race Facts Jeremy Mayfield Quotes "I'm really looking forward to going back to Charlotte. It's one of my favorite places. I've run good there, and bad, but most of the time we've hit it...
No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Race Facts
Jeremy Mayfield Quotes
"I'm really looking forward to going back to Charlotte. It's one of my favorite places. I've run good there, and bad, but most of the time we've hit it pretty good. I think the night race is an advantage for us. I like it because it's cool, and the track will be fast. Our cars have been fast on the mile-and-half tracks. We're taking our Dover car, which ran well for us and got us on the pole twice. Anymore, any car we take is really good. We've got all the cars feeling the same and driving the same. Heck, we could take any of our cars and run good there.
"We got behind in the points, but we made up a lot of ground last week. We'll just keep doing what we're doing, and if the guys in front of us have a little trouble, we'll be right there knocking on their door real quick. That's all we can do. If we have another good run this weekend, I think we're really going to close the gap on them."
CAREER AT CHARLOTTE
* Mayfield has made 21 starts at Charlotte with one top-five and six top-10 finishes at the track. He earned his top start of third in fall of 1996 and his top finish of second in fall of 2000. He has led three races for 53 laps at Charlotte.
* Mayfield started 15th and finished eighth in this year's spring race at Charlotte.
THE CHASE IS ON
* After racing at Kansas, Mayfield ranks 10th with six races remaining in the 2004 Chase for the Nextel Cup. He is 10 points out of ninth and 25 out of eighth. He is 107 points out of the fifth spot.
WHAT A TURNAROUND
* Mayfield is one NASCAR's most improved Cup drivers after 30 races this year. His current ranking of 10th is 11 spots improved compared to his ranking at this point in the 2003 season