Las Vegas: Jereny Mayfield preview

Powered by All Sport, Jeremy Mayfield Riding Momentum into Las Vegas CORNELIUS, N.C. (Feb. 25, 2009) -- Jeremy Mayfield's crusade to get his Mayfield Motorsports team in the top-35 in points continues this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway...

Powered by All Sport, Jeremy Mayfield Riding Momentum into Las Vegas

CORNELIUS, N.C. (Feb. 25, 2009) -- Jeremy Mayfield's crusade to get his Mayfield Motorsports team in the top-35 in points continues this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway where Mayfield hopes to make his 11th career start at the 1.5-mile oval. Mayfield and the No. 41 All Sport team have turned heads in the early weeks of the 2009 season, arriving on the scene with a month-old race team and qualifying for the first two events at Daytona and California.

"This race team has a bright future," said Mayfield. "But to really get where we need to be in 2009, we have to make sure Mayfield Motorsports has a presence in each of these first five events. Just making the race is a big part of the battle in the beginning, but our findings in California will definitely enhance our race day program for this weekend, as well."

As the team works to qualify for Sunday's Shelby 427, Mayfield's Toyota Camry will carry the colors of All Sport for the third time in 2009. The driver of the No. 41 Toyota Camry has previously qualified in the top-15 five times and the top-25 eight times over the course of ten visits to Las Vegas Motor Speedway. His best starting position is a 6th place effort, which Mayfield recorded in 2004.

"The two keys to getting around Las Vegas are handling and horsepower," said Mayfield. "Specifically, there are some bumps right down in towards the center of turns one and two that can really wreak havoc with your package, so that's what Tony and the guys will be working through during practice on Friday."

In ten career starts at the track, Mayfield has two top-five finishes, including a runner-up finish in 2002. Last year, Mayfield drove his No. 70 machine to a 16th place finish.

"I've got solid results at Las Vegas," said Mayfield of his seven top-20 finishes at the track. "And that's what we need this weekend for everyone at All Sport and Mayfield Motorsports. We need to qualify well and turn in a solid top-20 finish on Sunday."

Mayfield will pilot chassis #047 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It's the same Toyota Camry the team raced last week at California where Mayfield qualified 39th and finished 34th.

-credit: mm

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Series NASCAR Cup
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