Loudon: GM Racing preview

TEAM CHEVY ON THE TRACK -- NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Team Chevy drivers have won 12 of the 28 previous NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS), more than any other manufacturer TEAM CHEVY - INSIDE THE...

TEAM CHEVY ON THE TRACK -- NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY:

Team Chevy drivers have won 12 of the 28 previous NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS), more than any other manufacturer

TEAM CHEVY - INSIDE THE GARAGE AT NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY --

ALBA COLON, GM RACING NSCS PROGRAM MANAGER: "The Loudon track is fast and flat. It is the type of track that drivers love. With the long straights and flat tight turns, our Chevy teams have to get a setup for their Impala SS race cars that has both the good cornering ability of a short track car and aero characteristics of an intermediate track car. It is a unique challenge for our teams to find the right balance of trade-offs between the two to give their driver a car that will run up front.

"It is hard to believe that we are just 10 races away from the start of the Chase. I am very proud that we have so many Chevy teams and drivers in contention to make the Chase and run for the Sprint Cup Series championship."

TEAM CHEVY - FROM THE DRIVER'S SEAT AT NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY:

JEFF BURTON: "The track is a lot different than it used to be. It has a lot of grip and when we were real good there, the track was real low on grip. As the track has gained grip, rear grip has become not that big of an issue and is the reason we haven't been as successful. (Kevin) Harvick and (Clint) Bowyer have but we haven't. They have been their best at places like Phoenix and New Hampshire and we tend to lean on them some when we come to places like this."

CLINT BOWYER: "The track has always made for good racing. It's a fun weekend for the fans to go up there. They get a lot of bang for their buck. They get to see the modifieds race, Nationwide Series racing and the East Series. There's just a lot of racing going on there. It's an action-packed weekend. It's a lot of fun for the fans. I go up in the grandstands and watch two or three races myself."

KEVIN HARVICK: "I like this type of track because it's flat. I started my racing career on flat tracks out west. We've always had a fair amount of success at New Hampshire, so that always makes it fun to go back to. It's been a really good race track for us from a company standpoint at RCR. Clint's run really well there and obviously we've run well there. It's a place we go to and expect to run in the top five. It couldn't come at a better time in the schedule than what we've got coming up here."

CASEY MEARS: "I really like Loudon for some reason. Ever since they resurfaced the track, I've liked it. I have learned over the last couple of years what I need out of a short-track style car. That was my biggest struggle early in my career. But, now that I understand what a short- track car needs and how I need to drive them, it's made these races a lot more fun for me.With the new car, it's difficult to pass because everything is so evened up. It's made it difficult to get around other cars. It's created some two wide racing with multiple grooves and anytime you have that, it creates some pretty exciting racing."

-credit: gm racing

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