Scott Riggs on Gateway International Raceway: Scott Riggs, driver of the No. 10 NestlÃ© Nesquik Ford Taurus, says Gateway is all in the set-up and he will rely on his crew chief, Doug Randolph, to find the balance. "Gateway is challenging...
Scott Riggs on Gateway International Raceway: Scott Riggs, driver of the No. 10 Nestlé Nesquik Ford Taurus, says Gateway is all in the set-up and he will rely on his crew chief, Doug Randolph, to find the balance.
"Gateway is challenging because Turns 1 and 2 are so different from Turns 3 and 4," said Riggs. "A driver has to give the right information to the team so they can find the right balance between the two ends. I might have to give something up in [Turns] 1 and 2 but I trust Doug to give me an advantage in [Turns] 3 and 4."
Riggs Hopes to Build on Richmond Momentum:
"Richmond was good for our spirits," said Riggs. "We are looking ahead to Gateway and trying to carry our momentum forward. Second was okay, but we want to win, and we can't do that looking back at what might have been."
Nothing but the Tail Lights: Riggs likes the challenge of racing the Winston Cup drivers, but would love to have them in his rearview mirror when the checkered flag falls.
"I like racing with the Winston Cup drivers," said Riggs. "I think racing them improves my skills. Like I said last week, I just wish I was looking in my rearview mirror at them instead of staring at their bumper when we take the checkered flag."
First Time for Everything: Doug Randolph has never seen Gateway International Raceway. Like Nashville, he will rely on the team notes and his knowledge of the car to carry him through.
"I keep hearing how hot it was in St. Louis in July," said Randolph. "From what I hear, the team is more heat sensitive than the track and if that holds true then the notes should guide me."
Equipment: The Nesquik Racing Team is taking car No. 1018 to Gateway International Raceway. No. 1018 is the same car Riggs raced to a second place finish in Richmond last week. On Monday, the car was unloaded and the right side was replaced. Prior to Richmond, the car was brand new and had only been shaken down at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, NC.