Crew Chief Club at the Jiffy Lube 300 Event: Jiffy Lube 300 When: Sun., July 11 at 1 p.m. EDT on TNN Where: New Hampshire International Speedway (1.058-mile oval) Together, Jimmy Makar, Larry McReynolds, Todd Parrott and...
Crew Chief Club at the Jiffy Lube 300
Event: Jiffy Lube 300 When: Sun., July 11 at 1 p.m. EDT on TNN
Where: New Hampshire International Speedway (1.058-mile oval)
Together, Jimmy Makar, Larry McReynolds, Todd Parrott and Robin Pemberton have led their drivers to 71 wins, 383 top-five finishes, 605 top-10 finishes and 70 poles prior to this Sunday's Jiffy Lube 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway. McReynolds has a win and a pole at New Hampshire with driver Ernie Irvan. The pole was scored in 1994 at the Slick 50 300 and the win came two years later in the 1996 Jiffy Lube 300. Pemberton's driver Rusty Wallace has the distinction of winning the inaugural event at New Hampshire in 1996. In last year's Jiffy Lube 300, the Crew Chief Club finished in the following order: Pemberton/Wallace Start: 9th Finish: 4th Status: Running McReynolds/Skinner Start: 12th Finish: 5th Status: Running Parrott/Jarrett Start: 3rd Finish: 7th Status: Running Makar/Labonte Start: 10th Finish: 11th 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.
LAST YEAR A RECONDITIONER PUT DOWN ON THE TRACK SURFACE PLAYED A ROLE IN TEAM'S CHASSIS SETUPS. DO YOU THINK IT WILL HAVE AN EFFECT AGAIN THIS YEAR?
Jimmy Makar - Interstate Batteries Pontiac of Bobby Labonte - "I think it could. Anytime you put down a sealer or conditioner it tends to make the race track change throughout the period that the stuff wears. We'll just have to wait and see when we get up there what it's like. But it could have an effect. We're excited about going back to Loudon. We ran better there the last race last year then we had run previously. The first part of this year our flat, short track programs have been good for us and we feel like we can be competitive when we get back there. That's the main thing, we feel more competitive as we go back to this type of track."
Larry McReynolds - Lowe's Home Improvement Chevrolet of Mike Skinner - "I don't think so. Mike had a career best top-five finish last year in this race. Our flat, short track program seems to be real good. The last one was Richmond and it looked like nothing could keep us from winning the race, but a lapped car got us with 40 or 50 laps to go. That type of track seems to suit Mike and we have a good handle. Hopefully, we get our program turned around before we hit the track. The car we're taking is the one we ran in Martinsville. The car we would've run was the one we damaged in Richmond. We're looking forward to going there because we ran well there both races last year."
Robin Pemberton - Miller Lite Ford of Rusty Wallace - "I'm sure it will effect everybody. We've struggled there on and off. We don't really have a good base to go back to. We're going to attack this race like we've never been there before. I'm sure the track conditioner will play a role in qualifying and the race. But, that track goes through a change every year with the cold winters and everything."
*Due to time constraints, Todd Parrott was unavailable for quotes