Homestead: Jeremy Mayfield preview

No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Race Facts JEREMY MAYFIELD QUOTES "The Chase for the Nextel Cup hasn't gone the way we expected. It seems everything that could possibly happen to a team has happened to us. We're not alone. Several other...

No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Race Facts

JEREMY MAYFIELD QUOTES

"The Chase for the Nextel Cup hasn't gone the way we expected. It seems everything that could possibly happen to a team has happened to us. We're not alone. Several other teams in the Chase have experienced similar problems. It's not a case of our team not trying. I couldn't ask more of the team. They've put their heart into the Chase. The teams at the top haven't worked any harder than we have. The effort has been there.

"We're not through. There's one more race. This No. 19 Dodge Dealers team has one thing in mind -- win. We want to finish as high as we can in the top 10, but when the green flag drops at Homestead, the strategy is simple...go as fast as we can from green to checkered flag. We won't be counting points every lap like the teams up at the top. We check the points when the race is over. We want to lead as many laps as we can and win the race. That's our objective, win the race."

STATS & FACTS

JEREMY MAYFIELD AT HOMESTEAD-MIAMI

* Mayfield has made four starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway with one top-five and two top-10 finishes at the track. He earned his best start of eighth in the 1999 race and his best finish of second in 2000. Mayfield has led two Homestead races for a total of 29 laps led

ONE FINAL SHOWDOWN LEFT IN THE CHASE

* Mayfield ranks 10th going into the season-finale race in the 2004 Chase for the Nextel Cup. He is just 21 points out of the eighth position.

WHAT A TURNAROUND

* Mayfield is one NASCAR's most improved Cup drivers after 35 races this year. His current ranking of 10th is nine spots improved compared to his ranking at this point in the 2003 season.

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