BUSCH: Watkins Glen pre-weekend quotes

LYSOL 200 TEST DAY NOTES AND QUOTES On Wednesday, June 18, several NASCAR Busch Grand National drivers participated in a test day here at the Glen. In spite of a few showers, most were able to get some track time in by ...

LYSOL 200 TEST DAY NOTES AND QUOTES

On Wednesday, June 18, several NASCAR Busch Grand National drivers participated in a test day here at the Glen. In spite of a few showers, most were able to get some track time in by mid-afternoon.

ELLIOTT SADLER - "I rode around in a rental car this morning, and I really like it. I think it's going to be a lot of fun, I enjoy road racing on go-karts a lot...I want to get used to the shifting. That's the main deal we came up here for. Maybe the Man Upstairs will side with us a little bit and bring us a little clear weather so we can get out there and make a few laps. Butch Leitzinger's up here to help me some. He's an expert at road courses like this , but I've raced road courses for 8 years in go-karts, and so did my brother, and his advice was that it's the same concept, you're just driving a whole lot bigger piece of machinery with a whole lot more horsepower. I just want to get out for a few laps to learn as much as I can about the course and about shifting so that we'll have a fair shake at it. It's always good racing here because it's so flat - it's really not a horsepower track, it's a lot of handling. We've really got to drive the cars on the edge to keep up. It puts the cars in the driver's hands, and I think that makes for good racing."

JOE PEZZA - "Hopefully, going back to a road course we should do pretty well. This car... we've put some new equipment in it, a new engine... I think it's going to fun pretty good. Stock cars have a little softer suspension and it's a little different in the braking, but it'll be about the same as driving sportscars. I like NASCAR and the Busch stuff really well. It's very competitive, and it really is a good place to go racing." Watdins Glen is something of a "hometown" for Pezza, and he returns not only to the old course but to and old team as well. "I did my first GTO race with Scott Flatt maybe 4 or 5 years ago, and then I went on with (Tommy) Riggins for a couple of years. Then I saw Scott on the way back from a race, and he said he had a couple of Busch cars, and I got started with him again."

JACK BALDWIN - Baldwin attended the test in a training capacity working with Lyndon Amick. "The last couple of years I've worked with Robert Pressley and Steve Grissom, and now Lyndon. They've asked me to help him become a more proficient road racer, because it's something that they don't do all the time. I enjoy it . It's good to be on the race track, driving a race car."

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Butch Leitzinger , Lyndon Amick , Steve Grissom