October 3, 2001
Roush Racing Quote of the Week
As the NASCAR Winston Cup and Busch Series' compete at Lowe's Motor Speedway this weekend,
we took the opportunity to ask the Roush Racing drivers what it means to race in front of a hometown
crowd, and how excited they are to stay home for the weekend.
Mark Martin, No. 6, Viagra‚ Ford Taurus:
"Well, I'm one of the few people who doesn't get to stay home for the Charlotte races. I guess Daytona
would be considered my home track since I get to stay home there, but I like racing at Charlotte a whole
lot better than Daytona any day."
Matt Kenseth, No. 17 DeWalt Ford Taurus:
"I like racing at Charlotte because we can stay at home if we want and not in the motorhome all weekend.
Also, it's easier on everyone from this area to stay at home and see their families. Lowes Motor Speedway
always packs the stands and it's a big week for racing. It's just real exciting for the fans and the drivers.
Kurt Busch, No. 97 Sharpie Rubbermaid Ford Taurus:
"The best thing about racing at home is that my familiar bed is not too far from the track. It's awfully nice to
get a home-cooked meal also. We don't get too many of those on the road."
Jeff Burton, No. 99 CITGO SUPERGARD Ford Taurus:
"I enjoy racing at Lowe's because it's so close to home. We still stay in the motorcoach for a couple of the
days throughout the weekend so we don't have to fight the race traffic, but it's nice to be able to run home if
I need to. It's really convenient for Kim and the kids since Paige is in school. She won't have to miss a day,
and they will be able to spend the entire weekend with me. Normally, I'll go up to a race market on Thursday
and then Kim and the kids come up when Paige gets out of school on Friday."