BUSCH: Talladega: Tracy Hines preview

Tracy Hines Hungry Drivers Racing After an impressive top-20 finish in his NASCAR Busch Series career debut at Texas Motor Speedway, former open-wheel champion and full-time NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver, Tracy Hines, can't wait to ...

Tracy Hines Hungry Drivers Racing

After an impressive top-20 finish in his NASCAR Busch Series career debut at Texas Motor Speedway, former open-wheel champion and full-time NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver, Tracy Hines, can't wait to climb back in the seat of the No. 6 Hungry Drivers' Dodge this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. Despite the fact that this will be Hines' first start at Talladega, the driver has big expectations for the weekend. The driver's goal? To give the Hungry Drivers' program its first top-10 finish of the season.

Driver, Tracy Hines on Talladega Superspeedway:

"While I have never competed at Talladega before, I know that my experience in the truck series at Daytona will help me a lot. I have talked to several drivers that have assured me that Talladega is a much easier track than Daytona. It's different in that it's a much wider track that provides you more room to move around. There are multiple grooves so if you're tight in one groove, you can move to another and find where the car works the best for you. As a rookie, my biggest concern is finding drivers to work with in the draft. I know many of them are wary of rookies, especially in restrictor plate races where one slip-up can cause trouble for half the cars on the track. Earning the respect of veteran drivers is important and something I hope to do throughout the weekend so that they will be willing to work with us on Saturday.

Our game plan for Talladega when we unload is first to practice in race trim to allow me some time to get comfortable on the track. Next, we'll switch over to qualifying mode where we're aiming at top-15 starting spot. In the last two practice sessions, we'll work on drafting and making our final adjustments to the car for Saturday. We have a great car, one we know is capable of a top-10 finish. That is my goal for the weekend -- to get the first top-10 finish for the Hungry Drivers' program and sponsors, Ragu®, Hellmann's® and Shedd's Spread Country Crock®.

This Week's Primary Sponsor:

Ragu® pasta sauce will serve as the primary sponsor on the No. 6 Dodge this weekend in the Aaron's 312.

Equipment:

The No. 6 Hungry Drivers' Racing team will compete with chassis No. 8 this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. This is the same chassis that Paul Wolfe drove in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, where he ran in the top-10 for a number of laps before an accident ended his day.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Tracy Hines , Paul Wolfe