BUSCH: Darlington: Todd Kluever preview

Kluever on racing in Darlington: "Darlington is such a cool track. I am so excited that I get the chance to race there again. My first time at Darlington was in 2004 when I was competing in Roush's 'Race for the Ride,' or as most people know it...

Kluever on racing in Darlington:

"Darlington is such a cool track. I am so excited that I get the chance to race there again. My first time at Darlington was in 2004 when I was competing in Roush's 'Race for the Ride,' or as most people know it -- the gong show. I won my ride with Roush at Darlington so it's always been one of my favorite tracks and I finally got to race there last year in the Busch Series. It's a very demanding track because it is so fast, so hard on your tires, and there is such a fine line between running the best line up against the wall and actually hitting the wall. I got caught up in someone else's accident last year which ruined our night with a few laps to go, so hopefully this year will be better."

Eddie Pardue on racing in Darlington:

"Todd really loves Darlington so hopefully we'll have another good run after Greg's (Biffle) top-10 finish in Richmond last week. We're taking the same car we raced at Atlanta, but rebuilt the front end after the accident there. It's one of Todd's cars from last year, but we've done a lot of work to it and it should be a pretty sporty piece."

-Kluever will be racing chassis RK-349 in Darlington. He last raced this car in Atlanta where it suffered front end damage.

-This will be Kluever's second race at Darlington. He has one previous Busch Series start in 2006

- This will be Kluever's seventh Busch start of 2007. He finished 14th at Daytona, 11th in Mexico City, 33rd at Atlanta after being the victim of an accident, 12th at Bristol, 13th at Nashville and 33rd at Phoenix.

-Kluever has bettered his average finish by eight positions this season compared to the same six races last year. Last year his average finish to date was 27.5, and now it is 19.3.

-credit: rfr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Todd Kluever