Crew Chief Club at the MBNA Gold 400 Event: MBNA Gold 400 When: Sun., Sept. 26 at 12:30 p.m. EDT on TNN Where: Dover (Del.) Downs International Speedway (1-mile oval) Â· Together, Jimmy Makar, Larry McReynolds, Todd Parrott and Robin...
Crew Chief Club at the MBNA Gold 400
Event: MBNA Gold 400 When: Sun., Sept. 26 at 12:30 p.m. EDT on TNN Where: Dover (Del.) Downs International Speedway (1-mile oval)
· Together, Jimmy Makar, Larry McReynolds, Todd Parrott and Robin Pemberton have led their drivers to 74 wins, 395 top-five finishes, 622 top-10 finishes and 74 poles prior to this Sunday's MBNA Gold 400 at Dover Downs International Speedway.
· Makar and Bobby Labonte have finished fourth in the past three fall events at Dover.
· The Crew Chief Club has one pole in the fall Dover race. It was provided by Makar and Labonte in 1996, for the last fall race at Dover to go 500 miles.
· In last year's MBNA Gold 400, the Crew Chief Club finished in the following order:
Makar/Labonte Start: 5th Finish: 4th Status: Running Pemberton/Wallace Start: 2nd Finish: 5th Status: Running Parrott/Jarrett Start: 10th Finish: 7th Status: Running McReynolds/Skinner Start: 20th Finish: 32nd Status: Running
· Crew Chief Club souvenirs are available on the Chevrolet and Ford merchandise trailers. Fans can also log-on to the Crew Chief Club at their official website, www.crewchiefclub.com.
WAS THERE ANYTHING THAT YOU LEARNED AT DOVER IN JUNE THAT YOU'LL TAKE BACK WITH YOU WHEN THE SERIES RETURNS TO DOVER THIS WEEKEND?
Jimmy Makar - Interstate Batteries Pontiac of Bobby Labonte - "Well let's see, we won back in June, so if we could have a carbon copy day that would be great. We made a good call to come in and top off our fuel during back to back cautions that led us to victory lane. But, we typically run well at Dover and have improved everything in our program there. Even our qualifying has gotten better."
Larry McReynolds - Lowe's Home Improvement Chevrolet of Mike Skinner - "Dover is a tough race track. Getting your car to stay the same throughout the day. You fall off into those corners awfully fast. You're not off the throttle very long for a mile race track. And getting your car to handle there consistently all day is a tough task, but if you're going to win the race, it's something you've got to work really hard on."
Todd Parrott - Ford Quality Care Service/Ford Credit Ford of Dale Jarrett - "We had a good starting spot for the spring race at Dover. But, we spent most of the day making adjustments to the car before we ended the day in fifth. Dale typically runs well at Dover, so we're looking forward to going back there."
Robin Pemberton - Miller Lite Ford of Rusty Wallace - "Performance is usually the most important thing you work on for Dover, but we spent a lot of time trying to figure out tires in the spring. We had a good car but our tires seemed to be inconsistent. We'll probably make a few small changes to our car based on our notes and then go from there."