Dover II: Ward Burton preview

CAT Team prepares for Dover. "I'm cautiously optimistic about returning to Dover after our race in June. We had a car that Ward couldn't work with and we had to make several changes to it during the race so we had a long day. Hopefully, this...

CAT Team prepares for Dover.

"I'm cautiously optimistic about returning to Dover after our race in June. We had a car that Ward couldn't work with and we had to make several changes to it during the race so we had a long day. Hopefully, this race will be a big improvement from the last."
- Tommy Baldwin, crew chief of the Caterpillar Dodge

BALDWIN ON DOVER

"I am hoping that this race will be a much better race for us than the last one we had at Dover. It has been a track that hasn't been very good for the Caterpillar team, but we are cautiously optimistic after a great run at Bristol. We had a very good car for that race until we got hit from behind and ended our night. That has given the team some optimism heading into this weekend. We're taking back the same car we ran at Bristol and again at Darlington and we feel that it is one of our better cars.

"Scott (Wimmer) had a great test at Dover with the Winston Cup car and we feel like he learned some things that we will be able to apply to our car this weekend. Goodyear also made a slight change to the tire compound and hopefully it will work in Ward's favor. We'll give it all we have for a good starting spot and build on our race set up for Sunday."

BDR BEGINS BUILDING FOR 2003

"We just sat down this week and began our plan for 2003 car building," said Baldwin. "With the changes that NASCAR is making to the bodies, we'll need to cut all the bodies off and start over. This week we started that process. I feel that the changes will make all four makes a lot closer then they've ever been before. The aerodynamics of the cars should be very close."

CAT EQUIPMENT
The Caterpillar team will compete with the same car they ran at Bristol, Darlington, Richmond and New Hampshire. The team made the needed repairs following an incident with John Andretti last weekend at New Hampshire.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers John Andretti , Ward Burton , Tommy Baldwin