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LOUDON, N.H. (May 4, 1998) Coming off his second top-15 finish of the season, Raybestos Rookie of the Year contender Blaise Alexander and the rest of the Keystone Motorsports team like their chances heading into this weekend's...

LOUDON, N.H. (May 4, 1998)

Coming off his second top-15 finish of the season, Raybestos Rookie of the Year contender Blaise Alexander and the rest of the Keystone Motorsports team like their chances heading into this weekend's NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division Gumout Long Life Formula 200 at New Hampshire International Speedway. While Alexander has never run at the track, it resembles tracks in ARCA where he has run well.

"I like flat ovals, and this is what this place is," Alexander said. "At these types of tracks you need horsepower to get down the straightaways and out of the turns. Kevin Blanks, our engine builder, has been giving us plenty of horsepower and I know that Al and the guys in the shop will give me a good car.

"We will be running the same car we ran at Rockingham and Bristol with. I like that car and we have had good runs with it. We should be able to qualify well and if we can avoid trouble we'll be there at the end."

Alexander's crew chief, Al Crestinger, has confidence in his young driver's ability to get his car up front.

"He should be able to run well here," Crestinger said. "He has run on tracks like this in ARCA and knows how to feel his way around flat race tracks. At these tracks you have to be patient and let the car roll through the turns and have the horsepower to get down the straightaways. He learned a lot at Las Vegas about rolling through the turns and going slower to go faster."

Source: NASCAR Online

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Drivers Blaise Alexander