BUSCH: Talladega: Jeremy Mayfield preview

Alabama Bound -- Jeremy Mayfield and his Miller High Life Light team head to the high banks of Talladega Superspeedway this weekend for the Aaron's 312. This is Mayfield's third race in the No. 64 car owned by former Penske teammate, Rusty...

Alabama Bound -- Jeremy Mayfield and his Miller High Life Light team head to the high banks of Talladega Superspeedway this weekend for the Aaron's 312. This is Mayfield's third race in the No. 64 car owned by former Penske teammate, Rusty Wallace. Mayfield drove the Miller High Life Light Dodge to a sixth place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway in early April.

Chasing the Championship -- The RWI Racing, Inc No. 64 will make a run at the 2005 Owner's Championship for the first time since their inception in 2004. The team will chase after the championship owner's trophy with four different drivers throughout the 35-race schedule. After an early accident caused the No. 64 to finish 36th this past weekend in Phoenix; the team dropped six spots in the point standings, leaving them 72 points out of fifth place. Only one other time in the history of the NBS has the driver/owner championship been won by two different teams; the RCR organization did it with drivers Kevin Harvick and Johnny Sauter in 2003.

Chassis No. 6407 -- Blake Bainbridge and his MHLL team will take a brand new superspeedway car to Talladega this weekend. Chassis No. 6407 will hit the track for the first time on Thursday during NBS practice at 8:30 a.m. with Jeremy Mayfield behind the wheel.

Quotes:

Mayfield on restrictor plate races--

"These races are tough because you're at the mercy of everyone around you. We struggled a little bit with the High Life car in Daytona but Blake built a brand new superspeedway car to bring to Talladega this weekend and I think we'll have a better handle on things. I'm looking forward to a solid top-five finish this weekend."

Blake Bainbridge on Talladega--"Talladega is like a craps shoot; even if you have an excellent race car you never know how the weekend will unfold. This racetrack tends to make drivers and crew chiefs a little nervous going in, but at the same time we know we have a good team and we can overcome a lot. We have just come off two DNF's so our team really needs a solid top 3 finish this weekend and were going to do every thing we can to get one."

Blake Bainbridge on the challenges of switching Cup drivers each week--"It definitely creates some challenges as a crew chief. You get used to working with one driver and the way he does things, and then you have to switch to a different one the next week. But all of these Cup drivers are extremely talented and can give me good feedback on how the car feels."

-mhlr-

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jeremy Mayfield , Rusty Wallace , Kevin Harvick , Johnny Sauter