BUSCH: Daytona: Jeremy Mayfield preview

Fast Facts: * The 2005 NBS season marks the first time that Jeremy will run a limited schedule; starting 13 races in his Miller High Life Light Dodge. * The 36-year old Cup veteran is no stranger to the high banks of Daytona International ...

Fast Facts:

* The 2005 NBS season marks the first time that Jeremy will run a limited schedule; starting 13 races in his Miller High Life Light Dodge.

* The 36-year old Cup veteran is no stranger to the high banks of Daytona International Speedway; he has 22 starts in the NNC Series; his best finish being third in 1998.

* The 64 team brought Chassis No. 6409 to the track this weekend. This is a brand new Levitts car that the team tested with here in January.

* The No. 64 team tested here in January and led the pack of Dodges for much of the three-day test. Gaining communication with one another was key at the test since crew chief, Blake Bainbridge and driver Jeremy Mayfield were working together for the first time.

* After the Daytona test the team headed to Nashville for a one-day test where they continued to work on communication with one another.

* Miller High Life returns to the NBS for its second season of competition after completing a part-time schedule in 2004 with veteran driver, Jason Keller. The High Life brand will be promoting their blue and white High Life Light paint scheme throughout much of the 2005 season.

* Mayfield will run the following races for RWI Racing in his No. 64 Miller High Life Light Dodge: Daytona, Vegas, Bristol, Talladega, Charlotte, Daytona, Chicago, Michigan, Fontana, Dover, Kansas, Texas and Homestead.

Quotes:

Mayfield on starting his first NBS race for RWI Racing, Inc. in 2005--

"I'm really looking forward to the Grand National race on Saturday. We had a really good test here and the guys are doing a great job. It's really exciting for me to be driving for Rusty this year and I'm looking forward to putting this Miller High Life Light Dodge in Victory Lane."

Mayfield on the difference between driving a Cup and a NBS car--

"I don't notice that big of a difference between the Cup car and the Grand National car. There is definitely a difference in the blade on the cars and the way the cars pulls up; but for the most part, the cars pretty much handle the same. But I haven't really had a chance to see if that changes in the race yet."

Blake Bainbridge on Daytona test--"The first test went really well. We had good communication with Jeremy and the team as a whole clicked together really well. The car was good in the draft; we spent a lot of time in race trim, but I think that we definitely have a car that is capable of qualifying in the top-10."

Blake Bainbridge on working with Jeremy Mayfield--"Jeremy's communication with me is excellent. Everybody on this entire team has worked well together so far this year. We did a lot of changes during the Daytona test and this team worked really hard to make quick changes and each one was a step in the right direction."

-mhlr-

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jeremy Mayfield , Jason Keller