BUSCH: Daytona Monday Practice Notes

NASCAR BUSCH SERIES NAPA 300 PRACTICE NOTES AND QUOTES ANDY SANTERRE (No. 47 Monro Muffler Chevrolet) -- This Monro Muffler and Brake Chevy is really running! We've got a great Joe Varde Racing engine. He's a little bit of an underdog, but...

NASCAR BUSCH SERIES NAPA 300 PRACTICE NOTES AND QUOTES

ANDY SANTERRE (No. 47 Monro Muffler Chevrolet) -- This Monro Muffler and Brake Chevy is really running! We've got a great Joe Varde Racing engine. He's a little bit of an underdog, but right now we're fifth and hopefully we can stay there. Gene DeHart built us a great body, and Joe built us a great engine. We're down here with no crew chief, but we're having a lot of fun and learning a lot.

DAVE BLANEY (No. 93 Amoco Pontiac) -- We're really pleased with the way we're running. We did a lot of work since testing, got a real good engine to come down here with, and we're sure we've got a real good car. We were confident we could be in the top 10. I hope when qualifying's over, that's where we end up. Based on today's practice, I think we've got a shot at the pole, but it's hard to tell. Guys could come up with some stuff. We think we've got a little bit left, and who knows? From this point last year until now, I'm 1,000-percent better, as far as knowing what I'm doing, feeling comfortable, knowing who I'm racing with, and them knowing me a little bit. So I'm feeling good.

KEVIN LEPAGE (No. 99 Red Man Chevrolet) -- We got a little help on our fast lap, but our first lap was pretty clean, and we were happy with that. Based on what these cars pick up on the second lap in qualifying, I think we can run around a 47.95. I think that's pretty decent. We still don't have all our cards on the table. We've still got some work ahead of us. But there's over 60 cars here, everybody's trying to get on the race track and get a clean lap, and it's real tough. This is demanding on any team. I'm real happy with the Red Man team, and that Jack Roush gave me the opportunity to come back and run limited Busch Series races.

LANCE HOOPER (No. 23 Jackson Racing Pontiac) -- We're trying. We're here, looking for a sponsor, looking to get a sponsor for the season so we're giving it our best effort. We're here. Pontiac has helped us; Goodyear has helped us. Richard Jackson has a great team. He's got a lot of faith in me as a driver and I've got a lot of faith in him as a car owner. Hopefully, together, we can get a sponsor and go out and win races. I just want to make the race and try to run good. If we can make it first round qualifying, we'll all be tickled to death. Source: ISC/DIS

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jack Roush , Joe Varde