You have finished fourth, sixth and seventh at Charlotte in the Xfinity Series. What is it going to take to pull off a win?
“In my opinion, Charlotte is one of the toughest mile-and-half tracks we go to, so you take a little pride in running well there. To win, I think you’ll have to be smart adjusting your car to the conditions throughout the weekend and the race.”
What are your thoughts on racing at Charlotte?
“Coming back to Charlotte is pretty important because you have all of the shop members around and all of their family and friends. It’s an important race for everybody and everyone wants to step up their game to win here. I wouldn’t say Charlotte is my favorite track to race at, but it’s a track where I’ve had some really good runs. There’s no reason why we can’t do that again.”
What is a lap around Charlotte Motor Speedway like?
“It’s a really edgy racetrack. Age-wise, it’s in the middle of a grippy track and a really worn-out track. It has a lot of tiny, high-speed bumps throughout the track that will upset the car. It’s a really challenging place to get around. Honestly, it’s one of the most difficult tracks I’ve been to. You have to hit your marks just right, but it’s a fun track.”
How have you adapted to the new composite bodies so far this year?
“The composite bodies haven’t been too big of a change for the drivers this year, so it wasn’t that hard to adapt. For the guys in the shop, they worked extremely hard switching all the cars over and figuring the bodies out, so I have to thank them.”