Texas Motor Speedway News and Notes * Texas' Toyota...The No. 36 360 OTC Toyota Camry Jeremy Mayfield is scheduled to drive this weekend in the Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway is chassis No. 105. * Martinsville ...
Texas Motor Speedway News and Notes
* Texas' Toyota...The No. 36 360 OTC Toyota Camry Jeremy Mayfield is scheduled to drive this weekend in the Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway is chassis No. 105.
* Martinsville Recap...Mayfield and the team posted the best qualifying effort (13th) among all Toyota teams two weeks ago at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. Mayfield finished 40th after brake problems forced him to the garage for extensive repairs.
* Mayfield's Career Stats...Mayfield will make his 406th career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series start when he takes the green flag Sunday afternoon. He made his first career Cup Series start in October 1993 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway and finished 38th (qualified 20th) in his first Cup Series start at the Fort Worth track in 1997.
* Mayfield at Texas...Mayfield has made 11 starts on the 1.5-mile oval during his Cup Series career and has started from the pole position on one occasion (1998) He has also earned one top-10 finish in Texas and has qualified inside the top 10 four times.
* BDR at TMS...Competitors driving Bill Davis Racing-owned cars have been racing at Texas Motor Speedway since 1997 and have made 17 starts. Those drivers have posted two top-10 finishes and have completed 5,156 of 5,683 possible laps (90.7 percent).
* Texas Broadcast Schedule...Qualifying for the Samsung 500 is scheduled to start at 5:10 p.m. ET Friday, April 13. The 500-mile event is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. ET Sunday, April 15, and will broadcast LIVE on FOX (TV), PRN (radio) and Sirius Satellite Radio.
Jeremy Mayfield on Texas Motor Speedway..."We've got some momentum going, and that's never a bad thing. The race at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend will be a little different animal because we've had the most success this year, obviously, on the shorter tracks with the Car of Tomorrow. Going back to the bigger tracks is a little nerve wracking, since that's where we've struggled. That said, this is a stronger team than it was just a couple of weeks ago. We know we're capable of getting it done, and I think there's no question we'll be better prepared this weekend than we were for those races we missed, if not just from a mental standpoint. I almost wish we hadn't had that weekend off in between Martinsville and Texas, because like I said, momentum is finally on our side. The good news is everybody's fingernails have had a chance to grow back, because qualifying day will be another nail biter."