BUSCH: Pikes Peak: Ashton Lewis, Jr preview

CAP Racing Notes & Quotes: Driver, Ashton Lewis, Jr. on Pikes Peak: "The last two years we have been really strong at Pikes Peak, in both qualifying runs and finishes. Last year we had our best qualifying effort of the year there, starting ...

CAP Racing Notes & Quotes:

Driver, Ashton Lewis, Jr. on Pikes Peak:

"The last two years we have been really strong at Pikes Peak, in both qualifying runs and finishes. Last year we had our best qualifying effort of the year there, starting third. We went on to finish ninth, which was disappointing to us because we felt we had a car capable of more than just a top-10 finish. We felt like we had a car capable of winning the race. The Pikes Peak tracks really suits my driving style and I feel like we know how to get around it pretty well. Going into this year's event, we feel like we are better prepared than we have been all season. We learned a lot about our cars and bodies from our trip to the wind tunnel last week and we have made changes to the car based on those findings. In all, we feel great about our chances there this weekend and we look forward to seeing our hard work rewarded."

Equipment:

Lewis, Jr. will drive chassis No. 5 this weekend at Pikes Peak International Raceway. Two of Lewis, Jr.'s four top-10 finishes of the season have come while competing with this chassis - Charlotte (8th ) and Kentucky (7th).

Pit Notes:

In memory. Lt. Peter Ober (US NAVY) Last week, Lewis's cousin, Lt. Peter Ober was sadly killed in a helicopter accident while serving his country in Sicily with the United States Navy. A decal in honor of Peter will be on the No. 46 CAP Chevrolet this weekend through the end of the 2003 season.

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Appreciation BBQ

Award-winning cadets from Civil Air Patrol's Rocky Mountain Region will enjoy a unique opportunity to hobnob with Air Force brass, aviation writers, former Air Force Thunderbird pilots, city officials and leaders from industry during a backyard barbeque on Friday, July 25, 2003 in Colorado Springs. The informal barbeque celebrates the cadets' completion of a rigorous CAP leadership training course. Hosting the barbeque at his home will be Rick Broome, a longtime CAP member and well-known aviation artist.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Ashton Lewis