BUSCH: Fort Worth: Larry Foyt preview

Home Sweet Home: Prior to the Easter holiday, the Harrah's Racing Team tested at Texas Motor Speedway, their first non-superspeedway test of the 2002 season. The newly-surfaced track made for a fast ride, allowing the Harrah's Chevrolet to pick ...

Home Sweet Home: Prior to the Easter holiday, the Harrah's Racing Team tested at Texas Motor Speedway, their first non-superspeedway test of the 2002 season. The newly-surfaced track made for a fast ride, allowing the Harrah's Chevrolet to pick up the pace each time out. Foyt currently sits 19th in the chase for the Busch Series Championship, just 42 points out of the top-15, and is looking to crack the top-five for the first time in his NASCAR career after posting the first top-10 of his career in Rockingham.

Horned Frog Racing: Foyt feels comfortable running around the Lone Star State in Harrah's purple, as he spent four years surrounded by purple-clad comrades at Texas Christian University. Graduation from the Fort Worth, Texas university was a racing pre-requisite imposed by A.J. Foyt on his son, who earned his degree in Communications (B.A.) in May of 2000.

RPM2Night Behind the Scenes: Last week, ESPN's Mike Massaro paid a visit to the Foyt Racing shop in Mooresville, N.C. so the RPM2Night cameras could capture Larry Foyt in the midst of his off-track duties, as owner of the No. 14 Harrah's Busch Team and as team manager of the Team Conseco Pontiac on the Winston Cup side. The "all-access" segment will wrap up this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) with an interview with A.J. Foyt and is scheduled to air next week.

Larry Foyt: "I think we have a pretty good package for the race. Jon Wolfe's initial set up was pretty close for our test last week, so we only had to tweak it a little. This is a car that we typically run well in -- it's actually the same car we qualified fifth (career-best) with at Michigan last year. It was the first time that we've tested since Daytona, so I feel like we're going into the race more prepared than at any other track we've run this season."

Jon Wolfe: "They (TMS) have done a great job making the track smoother, especially in Turn 1; however, there's definitely only one groove out there and if you get out of it, you're going to be in trouble. As we run more laps in practice on Thursday and Friday, that second line should come in and the track won't be as treacherous. The biggest thing that we found during our test was that we can get more aggressive with our set up. That wasn't possible before due to all the bumps on the track. Eight or nine cars were testing last week and only one car was quicker than we were, so I was pleased with how we stacked up against that group of cars."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Larry Foyt , A.J. Foyt