BUSCH: Chicagoland: Ashton Lewis, Jr. preview

CAP Racing Notes & Quotes: Driver, Ashton Lewis, Jr. on Chicagoland: "We have been looking forward to returning to Chicagoland Speedway since we tested there last month. We had a great test and feel like we learned a lot of things that are...

CAP Racing Notes & Quotes:
Driver, Ashton Lewis, Jr. on Chicagoland:

"We have been looking forward to returning to Chicagoland Speedway since we tested there last month. We had a great test and feel like we learned a lot of things that are really going to help us not just this weekend but throughout the rest of the season. We tried a set-up that we had never run before and found a lot of success with it. We used a variation of it in Milwaukee and it worked pretty good there as well. We're also taking the same car we won the pole with at Gateway in May. After a couple of small improvements, we feel it's probably the best car we have ever had to compete with. Altogether, we have set some high expectations for this weekend event and feel like we have a good shot at meeting those expectations."

Crew chief, Charlie Lewis on Chicagoland:

"Chicagoland is another one of those tracks where you have to have the total package to be successful - a good aero package, a good handling race car and a LOT of horsepower. Motor is probably the most important dynamic at this track. The driver is on the gas all day long. He needs to be able to stay on the throttle and have a lot of momentum going into and off the corners. Roush has made some big gains in the horsepower department so I feel very confident if everything comes together the way we anticipate, we'll be able to run up front and stay there."

Equipment:

Ashton Lewis, Jr. will compete this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway with the same chassis he competed with earlier this season at Gateway International Raceway, where he earned his first career pole award.

Testing:

The team tested at Chicagoland Speedway on June 16-17, 2003.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Ashton Lewis