Las Vegas: Jeremy Mayfield preview

JEREMY MAYFIELD QUOTES Working with Slugger: "We're doing great. He's a good balance for me. He keeps me calm and doesn't let me get out of hand. I do the same for him. It's just a good balance. He's brought a lot to the table. We've got...

JEREMY MAYFIELD QUOTES

Working with Slugger:

"We're doing great. He's a good balance for me. He keeps me calm and doesn't let me get out of hand. I do the same for him. It's just a good balance. He's brought a lot to the table. We've got the same type of personalities, and he works really well with all of the guys."

On the first two races:

"We just can't let the first two races bother us. That's part of it. We kept rebounding in both those races, battling back. That's the important thing, my guys never quit, and I was driving has hard as I could right down to the final lap."

SLUGGER LABBE

About Las Vegas test session:

"At Vegas, we were really, really happy. We had two cars there, and both of them were really fast. We made all 35 lap runs, what that means is we put new tires on and ran 35 laps. The car was really good, down on the racetrack. We came to California with those two cars, and they weren't as good as they were at the Vegas test. We've worked on them some more, so when we go back to Vegas we hope it will be even better. We're really looking forward to going back to that race."

STATS & FACTS

CAREER AT LAS VEGAS

* Jeremy Mayfield has started in all seven NASCAR Cup Series events at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. From the inaugural Las Vegas 400 in 1998 to last year's UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400, Mayfield has earned two top-five finishes, two top-10 finishes and has led 39 laps at the racetrack. In his first visit to LVMS, he finished fifth, moving up 27 spots from his 32nd place starting position.

LAS VEGAS BESTS

* Mayfield's best finish at Las Vegas was also his best finish of 2002, when he moved from an 18th starting spot to finish second in only his third race as driver of the No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge. His best starting position came in 1999 when he qualified seventh in the Las Vegas 400. He finished the race 17th that year.

LAS VEGAS TEST

* The No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger team conducted a two-day test session at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Monday, Jan. 31 and Tuesday, Feb. 1. Mayfield unofficially ran among the fastest cars in his new Dodge Charger at the 1.5-mile oval. Mayfield participated in the test sessions along with 42 other NASCAR Nextel Cup teams.

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