David Green and the AFG Glass Team 34 crew are heading to Southern California where â€œlife in the fast laneâ€ is a literal term and the speeds are faster than a photographerâ€™s flash at a L.A. movie premier. Of course, itâ€™s time to return to...
David Green and the AFG Glass Team 34 crew are heading to Southern California where “life in the fast lane” is a literal term and the speeds are faster than a photographer’s flash at a L.A. movie premier. Of course, it’s time to return to Fontana, CA, just 50 miles east of Hollywood, site of the Auto Club 300 NASCAR Busch Series race.
Racing at Fontana: “First off, you have to have a good car to race here. We’re taking chassis B7, and I really like the feel of that car. Plus, its run well everywhere we’ve raced it this year (outside pole, Rockingham; 7th place, Darlington; 3rd place, Texas.) But I think that the most important elements this weekend is going to be fuel conservation and calling good pit stops. Fortunately, Jay (Guy) has been calling great races and the guys are really hitting their groove in the pits so I’m looking forward to a good run.”
Sibling Rivalry: The Green brothers are usually the focus of this topic, but California Speedway has its own sibling rivalry to draw from. “Fontana resembles Michigan a lot. Both tracks are wide, smooth and fast with plenty of room to race and pass. That means there will be two, three or four-wide racing all day.”
Added crew chief Jay Guy: “It is beneficial for the teams to race at tracks that have “sisters”. For example, we can take setup information from Michigan last year and apply it to this race. You have two chances a year to get it right.”
A weekend in Paradise: “California Speedway is the most beautiful race track we go to all season long. It was built by Roger Penske’s company, and it is first class; that’s just the way he does things. Plus, the people that work there really take care of us drivers all weekend long. There are no cutting corners with Roger.”
A Victory for Victorville: AFG Glass, North America’s second largest flat glass manufacturer, has a local connection in California. It’s Victorville, CA plant has over 250 local employees of which several will be at the race to root the AFG Glass No. 34 car on to it’s first victory.
“I know that several of the employees and their families will be in California to support us,” said Green. “Seeing all the fans and employees from AFG in the stands is a really big boost to our race team. “