Richmond: Pre-race teleconference highlights

Here are some highlights of Tuesday's call: Jeg Coughlin, currently in fourth-place in Pro Stock, on digging deep to advance to the Countdown to One: "You know, for us to secure a spot in the Countdown to One, I'm in fourth place, again, I think...

Here are some highlights of Tuesday's call:

Jeg Coughlin, currently in fourth-place in Pro Stock, on digging deep to advance to the Countdown to One: "You know, for us to secure a spot in the Countdown to One, I'm in fourth place, again, I think I'm within one round of third and within two rounds of sixth. That's the kind of points battle we're dealing with. I think we've got four of us, maybe five, vying for the last two positions for the Pro Stock Countdown to One Championship. The digging deep point is there, and we're going to have to get out and perform now, but that's the fun part."

Bob Vandergriff, currently in fifth-place in Top Fuel, on getting past Bradon Bernstein, Tony Schumacher, and Rod Fuller, and into the Countdown to One: "Obviously we need to have a great weekend. We're not just looking at Brandon per se. "Hot" Rod Fuller and Tony Schumacher are both really two rounds ahead of us, so we're trying not to focus on one person. There's really three people in front of us that could lose first round, and if we go on to the finals and semifinals again, we could jump all the way up to second."

Gary Scelzi, currently in sixth-place in Funny Car, on 'being lucky' in Richmond: "You don't want to go into Richmond and barely make the Countdown because to me that doesn't meanb^0x0011- you can't be lucky in Richmond and lucky in Vegas and lucky in Pomona and come out the POWERade champion. You're going to have to be good."

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Bob Vandergriff , Rod Fuller