Richmond: Scott Riggs preview

SCOTT RIGGS QUOTES: "This should be challenging and fun, going back and forth between the Busch and Cup cars all weekend. I am definitely going to have to back off earlier in the turns with my Valvoline/Stanley Tools Avenger compared to the...

SCOTT RIGGS QUOTES:

"This should be challenging and fun, going back and forth between the Busch and Cup cars all weekend. I am definitely going to have to back off earlier in the turns with my Valvoline/Stanley Tools Avenger compared to the Lipton Dodge on the Busch side. I think we learned a lot at Phoenix about our COT program and the guys have been working to incorporate that extra knowledge into our package for Richmond. We had an awesome test session here at Richmond a few weeks ago, but unfortunately right as we were finishing up our final laps, there was a problem with the throttle and we ended up wrecking. Luckily these COT cars at pretty consistent and we can use what we learned during that test in our chassis this weekend."

QUICK FACTS:

* Riggs had his best Nextel Cup finish at Richmond last fall when he crossed the finish line with the Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge in 10th place.

* Riggs is coming off his second best finish of the season, finishing 11th at Talladega last week.

* The No. 10 Valvoline/Stanley Tools team now sits just seven points out of the top-35.

* Riggs will also be piloting the No. 9 Lipton Dodge in the NASCAR Busch Series race on Friday.

-credit: em

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Series NASCAR Cup
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