BUSCH: Darlington: Jeff Burton preview

EVENT INFORMATION -- Event: NASCAR Busch Series Diamond Hill Plywood 200; Time and Date: 8:05 p.m. EDT, Friday, May 6; Site: Darlington Raceway, Darlington, S.C. Live Coverage: FX (television) at 7:30 p.m. EDT and MRN (radio) at 7 p.m. EDT; ...

EVENT INFORMATION -- Event: NASCAR Busch Series Diamond Hill Plywood 200; Time and Date: 8:05 p.m. EDT, Friday, May 6; Site: Darlington Raceway, Darlington, S.C. Live Coverage: FX (television) at 7:30 p.m. EDT and MRN (radio) at 7 p.m. EDT; Qualifying: 3:30 p.m. EDT, Friday, May 6, live on SPEED (television).

BURTON AT DARLINGTON -- Burton has competed in 21 Busch Series races at Darlington Raceway. Burton's last Busch Series race at Darlington was in March 2004, when he started 17th and finished second.

DID YOU KNOW? -- Burton is second in all-time wins at Darlington Raceway in the Busch Series with four. Mark Martin leads the charts with eight.

BRANDON MILLER -- Miller will not drive this weekend at Darlington Raceway as scheduled. He will be back in the REESE'S Chevrolet June 11 at Nashville Superspeedway.

TOO TOUGH TO TAME? -- Darlington Raceway has been "Too Tough to Tame" for many drivers. Jeff Burton, however, has had a large amount of success at Darlington. Burton has a total of 43 combined starts in the Nextel Cup and the Busch Series. Burton has a total of six wins, 17 top-five finishes and 25 top-10 finishes.

TWIZZLERS "TWIZTED" -- Kevin Harvick will help introduce the new Twizzlers product next weekend when he gets behind the wheel of a specially painted Twizzlers Chevrolet for the Funai 250 at Richmond International Raceway. Twizzlers, America's favorite chewy twist candy product, has gone "Twizted" with the introduction of Twizzlers Twizted Berry and Twizted Paradise Pull-n-Peel candy. The new Twizted product offers consumers multiple colors and flavors in each piece: Twizzlers Twizted Berry Pull-n-Peel contains strands of blue raspberry, berry cherry and berry grape; Twizzlers Twizted Paradise combines strawberry-punch and orange-flavored strands.

DERBY DAY -- Prior to the Dodge Charger 500, team owner Richard Childress and his wife, Judy, will attend the Kentucky Derby. Immediately following the event, Childress will fly to Darlington for the race.

REESE'S VOTE -- "The Great REESE'S Limited Edition Vote" lasts until Sept. 20. After enjoying the new REESE'S Peanut Butter Lovers and REESE'S Chocolate Lovers Peanut Butter Cups, consumers can log on to www.REESES.com to enter their favorite winning combination. All entrants will have the chance to win a trip for four to the sweetest place on Earth, Hershey, Pa.

THE WINNING COMBINATION -- The Chocolate Lovers Peanut Butter Cups is winning the vote by a margin of three to one.

OWNERS' POINTS -- The REESE'S Racing team is second in the Busch Series Owners' Standings, 129 points out of the top spot.

QUICK QUOTES AND NOTES

Crew chief Ricky Viers on racing at Darlington -- "It's a tough track, but fun at the same time. There will be several grooves that guys can use. I enjoy going there to race especially since there's so much history there. We've had some good cars there in the past, and I think we learned a lot there last year. We will have a good car, and a good setup for this weekend's race."

Jeff Burton on running both races in Darlington -- "I like the race track, number one. To me, it's the most historic track we race. I have a lot of reverence for the things that have gone on at Darlington. It's a lot of fun. You can be real aggressive and drive every lap hard, but you have to be smooth. That seems to fit my driving style, and it's the type of track where I have the most success."

* Darlington will mark the second time this year that Burton has been behind the wheel of the REESE'S Chevy. He finished second to Harvick at Bristol earlier this season.

* Harvick and the Goodwrench team tested Lowe's Motor Speedway Tuesday, May 3, in preparation for the upcoming NASCAR Nextel All-Star Challenge.

* Harvick will return to the REESE'S Chevrolet next weekend in Richmond and will remain behind the wheel until June.

* Brandon Miller will attend every Busch Series event he is not driving in to learn from Harvick and the team.

* Miller's next test will be in a couple of weeks at Kentucky Speedway

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jeff Burton , Kevin Harvick , Brandon Miller , Mark Martin