BUSCH: Charlotte II: Jon Wood preview

ST Motorsports No. 47 Team Notes * Jon Wood will be making his 33rd career start on the NASCAR Busch Series circuit in the Dollar General 300 and his second career start at the Lowe's Motor Speedway. * Jon Wood is coming off a ...

ST Motorsports No. 47 Team Notes

* Jon Wood will be making his 33rd career start on the NASCAR Busch Series circuit in the Dollar General 300 and his second career start at the Lowe's Motor Speedway.

* Jon Wood is coming off a fifth-place finish at the Kansas Speedway, his second top-five effort of the year.

* Wood is 16th in the NASCAR Busch Series standings with $725,890 in earnings.

* Wood is the grandson of legendary driver/car owner Glen Wood and son of current Cup car owner Eddie Wood.

Jon Wood Quotes

On Lowe's: "We tested Charlotte (Lowe's) and Kansas, and I think that will really help us prevail. The test proved to be very important to our fifth-place finish at Kansas. I think we have a really good car for Charlotte - just as good as we did for Kansas - it's just all about preparation. A lot of that preparation is mental, and a lot of it is knowing that you're going to the race track with all of the confidence in your crew chief and all of the confidence in your cars, but you still have to have fast cars at the end of the day and know what you're doing."

On the season: "We're back to where we were in the beginning of the year. It seemed like in that 17-week stretch of consecutive races we got a little bit behind, our performance was slacking and it was a struggle. That stretch is very demanding and it just takes a lot out of the team, out of the driver and out of the owner; it's just tough. Once we got through that and had a couple of weeks to get caught back up, I think we're back to where we were when we were posting those top-five qualifying positions and finishing in the top 10."

Crew Chief Jay Guy Quote

On Lowe's: "This stretch of mile and mile-and-a-half tracks really suits this race team. That's our strength. Jon has a lot of confidence in those tracks; we have good idea of what he likes in a car for those tracks. We started a good roll at Kansas, and we look forward to continuing it at Lowe's."

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