FAST FACTS: Larry Foyt * Cement ShoesÂ --Â Â Nashville, Dover and Bristol Motor Speedway have two things in common: Cement on the racing surface & Headaches for the Harrah's Racing Team.Â In his five career starts on cement tracks, Foyt has...
* Cement Shoes -- Nashville, Dover and Bristol Motor Speedway have two things in common: Cement on the racing surface & Headaches for the Harrah's Racing Team. In his five career starts on cement tracks, Foyt has been taken out of the action by accidents in his path four times, including a wreck last year in Nashville that ruined a 14th-place qualifying effort just 53 laps from the finish.
* Race for Life -- Foyt will lend his support to Race for Life, participating in their race week charity event and autograph session at the Wilson Central High School in Gladeville, TN. Race for Life is an educational program that informs race fans about organ and tissue donation and provides car seats for newborns at the local Metro General Hospital.
* FINS To The Left -- Following the Pepsi 300, Foyt will join his
fellow Parrotheads at Nashville's makeshift "Margaritaville" (AmSouth
Amphitheatre), for the festivities surrounding Jimmy Buffett's annual
visit. Foyt had a tough time ranking his top-5 Buffett tunes ("It's so
difficult because it depends on where you are, what you're doing and
what mood you're in."), but decided on:
1) Banana Republics
2) Tin Cup Chalice
3) A Pirate Looks at Forty
4) The Weather is Here (Wish You Were Beautiful)
Larry Foyt-- "I really like Nashville and enjoyed racing here when we ran out at the Fairgrounds in an ASA car. Our test at the Superspeedway put me on a more level playing field last season, and it showed with our 14th--place qualifying. Unfortunately, with about 50 laps left we were running mid-pack, when I spun to miss a wreck and got T-boned in the side by some traffic behind me. This team has been really good at applying last year's lessons to this season's races, and Nashville should be no different. We come back here in about eight weeks, and a good run the first time around will certainly make us anxious to return."
Jon Wolfe-- "Even though we didn't get to run the full race, the entire team is pumped up after the good run we had in Texas. Our car was much better than where we finished, and we were looking at another top-10 when the rains came. We tested in Nashville last year, and as a rookie Larry ran well here last season. We're taking the same car we ran in Las Vegas, so we're pretty excited about our chances this weekend."