Watkins Glen: Jacques Villeneuve preview

* Chassis ...

* Chassis #029 returns to Watkins Glen! This weekend, the Dollar General team heads to Watkins Glen International with chassis #29. This chassis was last seen on track there in August, 2009, where Brian Vickers started from the eighth position but was relegated to a 37th-place finish after facing transmission woes.

* The Dollar General team is SIXTH in the Nationwide Series Championship Owner's Points.

Villeneuve on his debut at "the Glen" with the Dollar General team:

"I've never raced at Watkins Glen, but from what I've heard of it, I should like it a lot. I've been told that it is a course where you carry high speeds and need to brake hard. I expect that I will have a lot of fun racing with the Dollar General team there this weekend. After a few laps of practice, I think I'll be comfortable on the track. It's a lot of fun racing at a new course and also a great opportunity to work with the team again before we return to Montreal in a few weeks. We had such a great car and a fantastic team. It was frustrating not to finish second since we ran there almost the entire race. Hopefully we'll have better luck at Watkins Glen and race for the win."

Crew Chief, Trent Owens, on racing at "the Glen" with Villeneuve:

"We had a very strong run with Jacques at Road America earlier this summer. He led laps and ran second up until the alternator issue on the last lap took us out of the race. The Glen is a fast track and I think we can expect a lot of passing. It requires smooth driving and finesse, which fit Villeneuve's style perfectly. He had a lot of fun wheeling the Dollar General Toyota around Road America, and I think he is going to really enjoy it at Watkins Glen. He's never raced here before, but it won't take him long to learn the track. If we can get dialed in like we were at Road America, I think we can run up front and contend for the win."

-source: braun racing

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Trent Owens , Brian Vickers