BUSCH: Nashville: Jon Wood preview

ST Motorsports No. 47 Team Notes * Jon Wood will be making his eighth career start on the NASCAR Busch Series circuit in the Pepsi 300 at the Nashville Superspeedway. * Wood is 14th in the NASCAR Busch Series standings, just ...

ST Motorsports No. 47 Team Notes

* Jon Wood will be making his eighth career start on the NASCAR Busch Series circuit in the Pepsi 300 at the Nashville Superspeedway.

* Wood is 14th in the NASCAR Busch Series standings, just 41 points from the Top 10, with $148,335 in earnings. He has finished on the lead lap in four of five races this year.

* Wood is the grandson of legendary driver/car owner Glen Wood and son of current Cup car owner Eddie Wood.

Jon Wood Quotes

On Nashville: "When we put this deal together to drive the Clorox/Wisk Ford, this was one racetrack that I had penciled on the schedule. I've been there three times in the truck series and I've got a couple Top-10 finishes there. You want the car to explode off the second turn, and I've always been able to find a setup that allows me to do that. Jay Guy has built some incredible fast cars this year, so I believe this could be a breakout race for this race team."

On the season: "We had a Top-5 car last week at Atlanta, but we got down a lap with a penalty on pit road. But I'll take a fast car with a little bad luck over a slow car any day. We're turning heads with this race team because we're fast every week. What we're learning is, when you run up front the little mistakes are magnified. It's a nice problem to have. As long as we keep bringing a fast car to the track every week and running in the Top-5, the Top-3, eventually better things are going to happen."

Crew Chief Jay Guy

On Nashville: "Our cars are running up front every week and we still have some things that we're putting together. We're getting better each week, and Nashville is the kind of place where you can really see where you stand. You want your car to hug that bottom groove because that's the fastest way around, but you want it to have enough flexibility to work the middle and outside grooves so you can pass. It takes the total package at Nashville."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
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