BUSCH: St. Louis: Jon Wood preview

ST Motorsports No. 47 Team Notes * Jon Wood will be making his 224th career start on the NASCAR Busch Series circuit in the Salute to the Wallace Brothers 250, and his first career start at the Gateway International Raceway. * Wood is...

ST Motorsports No. 47 Team Notes

* Jon Wood will be making his 224th career start on the NASCAR Busch Series circuit in the Salute to the Wallace Brothers 250, and his first career start at the Gateway International Raceway.

* Wood is 19th in the NASCAR Busch Series standings with $509,625 in earnings.

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

Jon Wood Quotes

On Gateway: "The recent stretch of races lately have been difficult for the Clorox/Wisk race team. But the good thing about this business is you can turn it all around in one race. Gateway is a unique place, kind of like Darlington on steroids. The egg-shaped design is a lot more pronounced than Darlington and that makes it a lot more difficult to find a balance. I think it's better to make the car fast through the tight end of the track. If you do that, it's a lot easier to manage the wider end of the speedway."

On the season: "It doesn't matter if your family's been in the business for more than 50 years or if you're with one of the best teams on the NASCAR Busch Series circuit, a rookie season is all about learning. We've had some good races, and we've some runs, especially lately, where we've struggled. That's all part of being a rookie. The important thing is, we've learned something every time we've been in the car, whether it's during practice or the race or during a test. As long as we keep doing that, we'll start being more consistent with our good races."

Crew Chief Jay Guy

On Gateway: "I don't know what's more difficult: Practicing, qualifying and racing in the same day or just being at a racetrack that's as difficult as Gateway. It's a track that's always hot and greasy in the daytime and a lot different at night. The real challenge there is to make the car turn without sliding the nose, especially at the narrow end of the track. It's a long day at the track and you'll go through a bunch of different ideas to make the car good, but at the end the only thing that matters is making it good at night."

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