BUSCH: Kentucky: Shane Huffman preview

Shane Huffman, Driver, No. 88 Navy Accelerate Your Life Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS What's your plan for Kentucky? "JR Motorsports has a good mile-and-a-half program, so I know I'll have a great car this weekend. I've never been to Kentucky before,...

Shane Huffman, Driver, No. 88 Navy Accelerate Your Life Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

What's your plan for Kentucky? "JR Motorsports has a good mile-and-a-half program, so I know I'll have a great car this weekend. I've never been to Kentucky before, so I plan to try it out on the computer before we fly out. That'll help me with the line once we get there on Friday. I'll probably spend a few laps at the start of practice feeling my way around and go from there. We've had some good runs at the mile-and-a-half tracks this year, so I'm confident that we'll have a good finish at Kentucky."

Dale Ferguson, Director of Engineering, No. 88 Navy Accelerate Your Life Chevrolet

What's the team's strategy this weekend for Kentucky? "Shane's never been there before, so we'll unload with a conservative set up, similar to the approach we took at Texas earlier this year where we ran well. We'll let Shane get some laps under his belt before we make any big adjustments. We've got almost three hours of practice this weekend, so we have more time to allow Shane to get to know the track and then we'll go to work from there. We're running the same car we took to Nashville, so the feel of the car will be fresh in his mind. Kentucky is a very typical mile-and-a-half track. It's got a few bumps that he'll have to deal with, but Shane should adapt well. He's done pretty well at a lot of the tracks he's seen for the first time this year. I look for him to continue that trend at Kentucky."

Navy Notables

The fleet honoree for Saturday's race at Kentucky Speedway is the Center for Naval Engineering Detachment (CNED) Philadelphia. CNED Philadelphia provides ship's engineers with the ability to perform DDG-51 class training, stressing equipment lineup and operation, EOSS familiarization, hot and cold checks, machinery Control System troubleshooting, Fiber Optics Data Multiplex Systems maintenance group operations and user interface trouble isolation, LPAC's, Whish Pac's, Reverse Osmosis Demineralizers, Ships Steering mechanical, 60 Hertz and Zonal Electrical Distribution, Automated Common Diagrams, and Damage Control Quarters. Our format of training is tailored to Engineering Officers, Senior Enlisted, GSEs, GSMs, ENs, Ems, DC and IC personnel. CNED Philadelphia provides all Precommissioning Arleigh Burke Class Destroyers with the training needed to take over and successfully manage and operate a new ship from the shipbuilders. We provide classroom, remote hands on, and hands on technical training at our land based training facility in Philadelphia, Pa., to enlisted personal and officers ensuring that the sailors have the technical and operating knowledge necessary to maintain, operate, and repair these highly sophisticated and technical ships.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Shane Huffman
Teams JR Motorsports