BUSCH: Charlotte: Jon Wood preview

Jon Wood * Jon Wood will be making his 15th career start on the NASCAR Busch Series circuit in the Carquest 300, and his first career start at the Lowe's Motor Speedway. * Wood is 10th in the NASCAR Busch Series standings, 45 ...

Jon Wood

* Jon Wood will be making his 15th career start on the NASCAR Busch Series circuit in the Carquest 300, and his first career start at the Lowe's Motor Speedway.

* Wood is 10th in the NASCAR Busch Series standings, 45 points from the Top 10, with $323,085 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: "When we tested at Lowe's earlier this month, it seemed like a different racetrack that what I've always remembered. It's smoother and it's certainly faster. But unlike the past, it seems like the racing groove has definitely gotten smaller. Track position is going to be very critical because passing is going to be tough."

On the season: "It's difficult to be positive when you wreck and car and finish 35th like we did two weeks ago at Richmond, but we were running in the Top 5 when something broke in the front suspension. You have to look at the big picture: We're a consistent Top 5 team, and as long as we keep doing that, we're going to be fine."

Crew Chief Jay Guy

On Lowe's: "The one thing that was apparent during our test session there is Turn 2. Unlike the past when you want to coming through Turn 2 on the bottom groove, now you want to be a lot higher so you're already at full speed for the drag race down the backstretch. It's going to be a lot different than the past because you're going to see a lot of drivers fight for the outside groove in Turns 1 and 2 instead of the inside groove. That's going to require a completely different setup and a different approach."

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