BUSCH: Madison: Ashton Lewis preview

Lewis Motorsports not afraid of uphill battle at Gateway. Madison, IL - The Civil Air Patrol Chevrolet piloted by Ashton Lewis, Jr. enters the upcoming Charter Pipeline 250 at Gateway International Raceway knowing they have an uphill battle in...

Lewis Motorsports not afraid of uphill battle at Gateway.

Madison, IL - The Civil Air Patrol Chevrolet piloted by Ashton Lewis, Jr. enters the upcoming Charter Pipeline 250 at Gateway International Raceway knowing they have an uphill battle in front of them.

The team tested at the 1.25 mile facility for the first time on June 18th and 19th.

"It didn't go like we wanted it to." said Lewis, "The biggest thing was getting track time, and we got a lot of that. I hadn't seen the track since 1998 and the team has never been there before... so we focused on track time and getting experience."

Going to an event for the first time is a battle for any team because they only have a basic idea on how to set up the car. Gaining that knowledge is an important part of putting together a plan of attack.

When asked about the importance of his recent test Lewis said, "We don't have any notes to go back on, so it provided a good baseline for us to start with. It's better for us to spend a couple of days figuring out what works for us so that we are better prepared when we get there."

The team usually performs well at tracks this size, finishing eighth at both Rockingham and Nazareth, which are both one mile facilities. Keeping that in mind, the team is looking forward to the upcoming battle at Gateway, and once again proving that they have what it takes to be competitive.

PIT NOTES

Race fans will have the opportunity to meet Ashton Lewis, Jr. and get autographs at the souvenir trailer on Saturday, July 20 from 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

This weekends Charter Pipeline 250 will be aired at 7:00 pm CT on TNT and will be covered by MRN radio. The next Busch Grand National event is the NASCAR 250 Busch Grand National Race at Pike's Peak International Raceway on July 27th.

-alr-

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Ashton Lewis