Kansas: Jeremy Mayfield preview

No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Race Facts JEREMY MAYFIELD QUOTES "We just had some bad luck at Talladega. We were just sticking to our game plan, which was to either be up front or stay in the back to the end. That's...

No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Race Facts

JEREMY MAYFIELD QUOTES

"We just had some bad luck at Talladega. We were just sticking to our game plan, which was to either be up front or stay in the back to the end. That's what we were doing, but you can't predict what's going to happen at Talladega. It's disappointing, but we have to remember we've had a good year so far. We've just got to keep fighting back and do the best we can. We'll go out and try to win races now. We're going to some tracks that are the type of tracks we run well at.

"We're looking forward to Kansas. Evernham Motorsports as a whole has been really good on the mile-and-a-half tracks. We were third there last year, but I think we were good enough to win. We're looking to get back there and pick up where we left off."

STATS & FACTS

CAREER AT KANSAS

* This weekend's race marks Mayfield's fourth visit to Kansas Speedway. He has two top-10s and one top-five finish at the track. He earned his best finish of third last year at Kansas, leading his first 37 laps at the track. Mayfield earned his best start of 14th in 2002.

YEAH, IT'S GOT A HEMI

* Mayfield hasn't been fond of too many orange racecars until now... This weekend at Kansas, Mayfield will run a special, orange HEMI paint scheme on his No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge. The paint scheme is a one-race promotion to generate exposure for Chrysler Group's HEMI brand.

WHAT A TURNAROUND

* Mayfield is one NASCAR's most improved Cup drivers after 29 races this year. His current ranking of 10th is 14 spots improved compared to his ranking at this point in the 2003 season

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeremy Mayfield