JEFF PURVIS ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY NOTES AND QUOTES The NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division rolls into Atlanta for the 4th race of the year. After a tough luck start to the season for Porter-Cable Power Tools driver Jeff Purvis, he ...
JEFF PURVIS ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY NOTES AND QUOTES
The NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division rolls into Atlanta for the 4th race of the year. After a tough luck start to the season for Porter-Cable Power Tools driver Jeff Purvis, he rebounded in Las Vegas with a 7th place finish. Purvis will look to make it two top-ten finishes in a row in Saturday's Aaron's 312.
Porter-Cable driver Jeff Purvis on The Atlanta Motor Speedway:
"Fast. That's the one word that I can best use to describe Atlanta Motor Speedway. The speed we are carrying into the turns here is unbelievable. I know the speeds are about the same as Daytona and Talladega, but for some reason it feels faster here. It's going to be real important for our team to get the handling perfect on our Pontiac, if that happens we could end up in victory lane.
Porter-Cable crew chief Johnny Allen on the keys to victory:
"We are going to be searching for the perfect combination of downforce and speed in Atlanta. The Winston Cup cars have around 200 more horsepower which allows them to put more downforce into their cars. We have to work a little harder to find the right mix of downforce and speed. We are taking the car we raced in Rockingham with a few minor adjustments. In the past couple of years, the Pontiacs have been real strong in Atlanta. Hopefully we can have the same luck our Winston Cup cars (Bobby Labonte and Tony Stewart) have had in Atlanta. Maybe we can get Bobby and Jimmy Makar to tell us their secret to success there."
The Las Vegas Sam's Town 300 was Jeff Purvis' 125th Busch Series start. Purvis has won $1,882,113 in those starts, an average of $15,056 for each start. Purvis made his first Busch Series start in 1989 at the Lowe's Motor Speedway.
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