Loudon: Scott Riggs preview

Chassis No.132: last run at Phoenix this spring SCOTT RIGGS QUOTES: "I have been looking at the two new Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper Dodges out in our shop for about a month now and its made me anxious to get behind the wheel with a new look.

Chassis No.132: last run at Phoenix this spring

SCOTT RIGGS QUOTES:

"I have been looking at the two new Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper Dodges out in our shop for about a month now and its made me anxious to get behind the wheel with a new look. It's a sharp paint scheme and I am just happy to have a new sponsor like Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper on board this year. They have a very strong group of auto parts stores and service dealers in the Northeast part of the country and many of them will be at this race. We are ready to get back on track at New Hampshire and give them a show. Rodney and I feel like it is a track where we can do well. Last year we qualified fifth there and this year we have been fast at the flat tracks like Richmond, Martinsville, Phoenix and Pocono. I will also be back in the Busch car this weekend which should help us some on our setup. We are just looking forward to getting up front and competing for a top finish."

RODNEY CHILDERS QUOTES:

"We are bringing the same car we ran at Phoenix in the spring. In that race we were coming up through the field really fast. It looked like we were heading to the front but Scott broke loose, knocked the front clip in, and we had to bring it behind the wall for repairs. Scott was really big about it. He talked to us afterwards and took responsibility for keeping us from a top finish. At that point in the season everybody on our team was making small mistakes here and there which would take us out of contention. We were under a lot of pressure having not made the 500 and Scott really kept us from pointing the finger at each other."

QUICK FACTS:

* Last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, Riggs ran in the top 10 for much of the race and came home with a 15th-place finish.

* For the first time Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper will be the primary sponsor on Riggs' No. 10 this weekend at NHIS as part of a two race partnership. Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper's next race will be at Richmond in the fall.

* The No. 10 Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper Dodge has been running at the end of all 17 Cup races in which it has competed this season as well as both exhibition races (Shootout and All-Star).

* Since missing the field for the Daytona 500, Valvoline Evernham Racing has climbed from 44th to 21st in owners points

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Scott Riggs