BUSCH: Richmond: Ward Burton preview

The Circuit City 250 Presented by FUNAI will be Ward Burton's 9th start in the ...

The Circuit City 250 Presented by FUNAI will be Ward Burton's 9th start in the #27 Brewco entry in 2007. His best finish in eight races is 8th; best start 5th both at Talladega last week.

Shop Towels® will be displayed on the hood of the #27 Ford Fusion this week; Scott® Bath on the TV panel; and Kleenex® on the lower rear quarter panels. Kroger will be the retail customer displayed on the upper quarter panels for Richmond.

The #27 Brewco Motorsports car has raced 16 times at Richmond with one top-five and four top-ten finishes. The best finish - 2nd - Jamie McMurray on September 6, 2002; best start 8th - Casey Atwood on May 5, 2000.

Crew Chief Stewart Cooper on Richmond: "Our entire team is excited about racing at Richmond this week. We've got a new car that was just completed. This is not the car we tested at Richmond a few weeks ago, and with the momentum of our strong performance at Talladega last week, we'll be looking to build on that."

Ward Burton on Richmond: "Racing at Richmond is always special for me. It'll be my first race with Brewco and Kimberly-Clark in my home state of Virginia, and will be a very meaningful week. We gained some momentum last week at Talladega and look to carry that with us this week to another strong performance."

Burton will wear a special Virginia Tech helmet at Richmond to pay tribute to the Blacksburg, Virginia school. The helmet was designed and hand painted by Ontario, Canada artist David Arrigo. The helmet will have an American flag, images of Virginia Tech set against a backdrop of a rising sun, and a rose in bloom. The flag will feature 32 stars in honor of the number of victims in the April 16th tragedy on the VT campus.

-credit: brewco

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Drivers Ward Burton , Casey Atwood