“Atlanta has been a good track for me over these last few years and we’ve always had a car that can contend for a win. We have come close to getting the win several times, and last year everything from the car to the pit crew fell into the right place and we finally got a win with our Sport Clips Toyota Camry. This season we have definitely struggled, but hopefully we can build off last year’s win and get us a good finish this week and maybe repeat the win from last season.” Read more
Bristol Motor Speedways has two pit roads, which can make things complicated for drivers. Since the race track is so small half the teams will pit on the front stretch, and the other half will pit on the backstretch. To avoid drivers on the frontstretch having an advantage under caution, drivers must drive through both pit roads, but only under yellow. See how the two different pit road configurations play out in this week’s Joe Gibbs Racing infographic. Read more
How has Michigan changed the past few races after the repaved?
“Michigan is certainly a track that has gone through a lot of changes after the repave. It’s very fast and has a lot of grip, and that has made it difficult to get a tire that we can run and pass with. We have had a couple wins at Michigan, but haven’t seemed to get the handle on it like we would like to since they repaved it. Earlier this year, we were just so loose entering the corner that we couldn’t make any speed. I’m confident that the guys have worked hard to get a good setup in the car heading back to the track this weekend.” Read more