Even though Ford may have the fewest number
of cars in the field every week, there's a possibility that
the manufacturer may have the most Chase for the Nextel Cup
competitors. Currently there are four Fords, three
Chevrolets and three Dodges that make up the top 10.
Those numbers will likely change, however, but with only two
races remaining to secure a spot in the final 10-race chase,
seven of the eight full-time Ford drivers have either
clinched a spot or are still in contention.
Greg Biffle goes into this weekend's race at California
third in the point standings and has already secured his
position while Roush Racing teammates Mark Martin (fifth),
Kurt Busch (seventh) and Carl Edwards (eighth) are also in
the top 10.
The trio of Matt Kenseth, Elliott Sadler and Dale Jarrett
are currently on the outside looking in, but remain
realistically in the hunt.
Kenseth's win last weekend at Bristol moved him to within 11
points of 10th-place Jeff Gordon while Sadler sits only 34
points out of the final transfer position. Jarrett is 44
points behind Sadler in 14th place, but is still
Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 National Guard/Subway
Taurus, won the first race at California earlier this year
and comes into this weekend's return trip ranked third in
the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series standings. Biffle recently
spoke about going back to California and other issues.
GREG BIFFLE - No. 16 National Guard/Subway Taurus - CAN YOU
TALK ABOUT GOING BACK TO CALIFORNIA? "We'd love to sweep
California. I'd love to get back in Victory Lane, I don't
care where it's at. We're not taking the same car we won
with back to California. We're taking a better car, a car
we've won a lot of races in and we feel like we're gonna be
a threat to win at California again."
YOU'VE HAD A HOT STREAK THIS YEAR AND TONY STEWART HAS HAD
ONE MORE RECENTLY. IS THERE ONE THING A TEAM DOES TO GET ON
THAT ROLL OR IS IT JUST EVERYTHING COMING TOGETHER AT ONCE?
"It's everything hitting at once. You come up on some good
race tracks. You have good race cars. The team is real
confident and the driver is confident. He gets his car
handling well and then maybe you figure out, 'Hey, we did
this and it worked,' and then you kind of lean in that
direction. Then it worked for a while and then the
temperature changes, the race tracks change, your cars
change a little bit and then, all of a sudden, it doesn't
work so good anymore. It's hard because you win three or
four races doing something that it's hard to forget about it
and say, 'Forget that stuff, we're gonna go do something
totally different.' That's hard to get yourself to do, so
that's what can happen to a team."
CAN ANOTHER DRIVER - NOT YOU OR TONY - GET ON A HOT STREAK
LIKE YOU GUYS? "Yeah, anybody could. It could be anybody's
game. But I look at the chase and look at some of these
races coming up. We've won at California. Texas we won.
Bristol we won. Texas we won. We won at Homestead last year.
We almost won Kansas last year. Phoenix, we were running
second and got a bumper bar through the radiator. I just
think that we're gonna be there and run really well and win
a few of those."
ARE YOU GOING TO TAKE A HARD-CHARGING APPROACH IN THE CHASE?
"Yeah. I'm gonna win as many as I can - pedal down every
COULD YOU WIN THREE OR FOUR RACES AND STILL LOSE BECAUSE OF
SOMEONE BEING MORE CONSISTENT? "Yeah, you could if you get
yourself in trouble, but you've got to use your head. I plan
on using my head at the same time I'm being aggressive."
THERE WAS A RUMOR THAT YOU HADN'T SIGNED YOUR CONTRACT AND
MIGHT STILL BE FREE TO PURSUE SOMETHING ELSE. TRUE? "No, no.
It's funny because I was up until about a week or a
week-and-a-half ago. I can't remember the time frame. We had
agreed upon terms, but we were going back and forth on final
documents and appearances and then just miscellaneous things
like that. We had to finish all of that up before it was
completely done, so, in a sense, I could have done what Kurt
did or anybody else that was available next year, even
though it looked like I wasn't. But that's all done and
signed. I'm at Roush for '06, '07 and '08 for sure."
WAS YOUR DEAL COMING DOWN AT THE SAME TIME ALL THIS OTHER
STUFF WAS HAPPENING? "It happened right prior to Kurt's
change of heart. That could have put panic in them I suppose
if I wasn't signed yet, but I am and I'm happy with it. Even
if I wasn't signed, I'm still happy."
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT ROUSH RACING? "One is I like job
security. If we didn't run that well next year, I know I'm
not gonna be looking for a job, which I don't suspect that
happening. They've compensated me at a fair amount, what I
felt was fair. It's not the best I could have got, for sure,
but they were reasonable and that's what I asked them to be.
I enjoy driving the cars and I like the Ford family. Ford
was one of the bigger influences of why I stayed at Roush. I
wanted to keep driving a Ford because I like the Fords."
HOW MANY TEAMS CAME AFTER YOU? "Twenty. All of them all the
way down the garage, but it's like that for any driver, it's
not just me."
IT'S A DRIVER'S MARKET NOW ISN'T IT? "Right now it is and it
has been for the last three years. Well, not for the last
three years because a couple of young guys came in and did
really well, so then everybody thought, 'OK, it's all these
young guys now as the new thing.' Well, all of a sudden,
everybody hired these young guys and booted out the other
guys and now the young guys can't win races and aren't doing
anything. Now, all of a sudden, it's like, 'OK, now who are
we gonna get?' One of the major companies that sponsor its
retail chain in the garage area can't win a race, so they're
ready for the next-best thing and that may be a guy that's
got more experience."
WILL IT STAY LIKE THIS? "Yeah, it's gonna be like this for
the next few years, I think. It's gonna be good for drivers
because there is a shortage of drivers. What it's gonna boil
down to is there is gonna be more and more pressure because
the only thing that the sponsor and the team wants is to
make the chase. That's all they care about and you know
what? There are only gonna be 10 guys per year, not 43. Ten
guys. If you can make the chase and you're one of those 10,
that's what people want. They want a driver that can make
the chase, that's it."
ARE THERE A LOT OF JASON LEFFLER'S OUT THERE, WHERE YOU
DON'T GET A LOT OF TIME TO GET RESULTS? "Yeah, I think
you're gonna see guys not getting hired straight into the
Cup Series. I think you're gonna see guys that run a couple
of years in the Busch Series, like David Stremme, to get
some experience. You can't just bring a guy in here and
expect to be right off. There have been a few exceptions and
they got into really good rides, but if you're gonna bring a
guy in that's not gonna be in a premier ride with a premier
team, he's gonna fail like the 11 car. You can't put a new
driver and a new team together, it's just not gonna work."
HOW MUCH LEEWAY IS THERE WHEN FIGURING OUT IF IT'S THE CAR
OR THE DRIVER? "It's really hard because everybody starts
going like this when stuff goes bad. What do you do? How do
you know it's the car? How do you know it's the driver? It
may be the car, but it may be the driver not being able to
tell the guys what to do to the car. The car may be fast,
but he may not have the experience that a guy who says,
'Hey, this thing has too strong of front shocks on it and
the tires are skipping across the track.' That's the kind of
stuff that just experience will get you."
Elliott Sadler, driver of the No. 38 M&M's Taurus, is the
defending champion of this weekend's Labor Day race at
California Speedway. Sadler, who is 34 points behind
10th-place Jeff Gordon in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series
standings, spoke about winning last year and his chances of
making the chase.
ELLIOTT SADLER - No. 38 M&M's Taurus - WHAT DO YOU LIKE
ABOUT CALIFORNIA? "I'm a very lucky man to get to drive for
Robert Yates Racing, who always has a lot of horsepower and
it seems like every time we go to a big two-mile track we're
gonna be in the hunt just because of that one factor. Todd
[Parrott, crew chief] and the guys have just got a nice
setup figured out for that place. To win there last year,
the inaugural race on Labor Day, was very special to me and,
I think, the whole team. That kind of solidified our spot in
the chase for the cup and we're looking forward to going
back. I'm very anxious to get back to California. We're
taking our best car in the shop - the one I had at Indy.
We've been saving it ever since Indy to take it to
California, so I can't wait to get there, actually."
WHAT ARE YOUR EMOTIONS TODAY? "My emotions are really good.
I sat down here and had a great meeting with my team
yesterday. We're very happy with the way we've been running.
We have just decided that, you know what, we can't do
anything about the luck and the problems we've had in three
or four of the last races. We just feel like anything bad
that can happen to us can happen, but we're running good
when that happens. It's in our court. The ball is in our
court to make the chase. We're going to a track that I've
won at before and finished in the top 10 in the spring, and
we finished in the top 10 at Richmond also in the spring.
The ball is in our court. All we have to do is go and try to
win each race and not worry about the points - forget them
and just let them fall where they may. We're up here testing
today in Richmond with our Busch car because we learned so
much from it the last time here. We're making some headway
and I'm excited about the next two weeks. I feel like we're
at an advantage because we have nothing to lose. We're gonna
race hard and go from there."
DO YOU FEEL YOU CAN GAIN POINTS AS FAST AS YOU'VE LOST THEM
OF LATE? IS THAT YOUR ATTITUDE? "It is because we were
running good. If we were sitting here running 25th every
weekend I'd say, 'You know what? We might not make it,' or
this might happen or that might happen. But we're running
sixth at Indy when I have a tire problem. I'm running eighth
at Michigan when I run over Kyle Busch's oil. I'm running
second at Bristol when I get tangled up with a lapped car.
We're running good enough to make the chase. If we get those
three situations back we're well in the chase right now with
a little bit of a cushion, but we don't have that. But at
least we can look at each other and say, 'You know what?
We've been running good. We were running in the top 10 every
week and we're coming to two race tracks that the 38 car
usually runs good at.' We're pretty optimistic. We think all
we've got to do is go through the motions and get our cars
comfortable and we're gonna let the points take care of
COULD CALIFORNIA COME AT A BETTER TIME? "No, and I don't
think Bristol could have come at a better time either. I
told everybody that last weekend that Bristol was just the
perfect race schedule for me at that time because that's a
place I've got a lot of confidence at. We were able to lead
a lap and should have finished second, but had problems. I
gained a lot of confidence back in my driving and my team at
Bristol. The car we're taking to California, I think, is one
of the best race cars I've ever sat in when I had it at Indy
- when we sat on the pole by so much and led a lot of that
race. I'm glad California is coming. It's gonna be a good
race for us, but, like I said, points is not even gonna come
out of our mouth. It hasn't. Since we talked about it
yesterday, all we've got to do is go win the race. It's
plain and simple. If we go and try to win that race and
leave everything else alone, points will take care of
WHAT KIND OF PRESSURE IS THERE RACING GUYS LIKE JEFF GORDON
AND MATT KENSETH FOR THAT LAST SPOT? "It's fun, isn't it?
There's not enough pieces of pie. I love racing against Jeff
Gordon and I love racing against Matt Kenseth. They're all
former champions, and so is Dale Jarrett. We've got a lot of
great names that are on the outside looking in and a lot of
great race drivers that are on the inside that are really
becoming the hunted so it's gonna be fun. It should be
interesting. I hope the fans will enjoy it, but it's a
challenge to me. Hey, I know Jeff Gordon is the best there
is. He's a four-time champion. If we can go out there and
outrun him two weeks in a row, we're in the chase and he's
not, so that's the attitude we've kind of got going to
IS GETTING IN THE CHASE MORE DIFFICULT THAN YOU ENVISIONED
WHEN THIS FORMAT WAS INVENTED? "Yeah, but I learned this
last year. I learned so much as far as being a part of the
chase. It's by far the hardest thing that I've ever been a
part of. You know as long as Mark Martin's been racing and
what he's been through, when he says it's the hardest thing
he's ever done last year, how frustrating it really is. It's
a frustrating deal because there's always a sense of
urgency. There seems like you don't have a lot of time to
make up the points that you may lose in any given weekend
and it's tough. There are a lot of sleepless nights, but I
really love the points format. I'm glad they came up with
it. I think it adds a lot of spunk to the sport and I think
it's neat. I think the fans should be very excited about the
next two weeks that are coming because who knows what's
gonna happen in the next two weeks to see who gets in the
chase and who doesn't."
HOW IS DALE JARRETT AFTER SATURDAY NIGHT AND WHAT ARE YOUR
THOUGHTS ON THAT INCIDENT? "I don't know if Dale has talked
to Ryan or not. I think Dale is just upset that we're all
trying to race to get into the chase and he's not gonna take
it anymore, and I'm not either. We've had a couple of guys
run over us this year and we're gonna stand our ground and
we're not gonna take it anymore. We're tired of being the
nice guys and try to race clean. We race for a very clean
owner who wants to do things the right way. Dale is a great
gentleman and a champion in this sport, and probably has
more integrity than anybody else in the sport, but you can't
let all these guys run over you. They're gonna take
advantage of you and think they can do it every time, so I
think Dale just decided he had enough and was getting tired
of being run over by these young guys and he just wanted to
set an example that he's not gonna take it anymore. That's
what you've got to do. You've got to defend yourself. Some
guys are out there that run over you each and every week and
then just get there on TV with a little smile and say
they're sorry and act like everything is OK. That doesn't
stand anymore. I think you've got to stand your ground,
especially when it comes down to the chase and the points
are so valuable. You can't let people do that to you."
WHAT ABOUT RICHMOND IN TWO WEEKS? "I'm looking forward to
Richmond. I had two career nights here in Richmond in May,
finishing second in the Busch car, which is my best-ever
career finish, and I think we finished eighth or ninth in
the Cup car, which I think is my best-ever finish. We ran
good all weekend long. We were so happy and so pumped up. I
asked for us to come test the Busch car here again because I
really want to win the Busch race here. I think that would
be exciting in front of my hometown crowd and got so close
last time. Just to get some laps on the track helps me a lot
- to come to a track as much as you can, to run laps and get
to know as much as you can about it. I'm having fun today.
We're making a lot of laps. We're learning some stuff and
I'm just glad to be back in the race car. I'd probably be
home sitting at home watching TV and seeing what's going on
with the news. I'd probably be pretty depressed watching
what's happening, so I'd rather be in the race car and I'm
having a good time today here in Richmond."
HOW MUCH PRESSURE IS THERE FROM SPONSORS TO MAKE THE CHASE?
"It's ungodly, I think, the pressure we get as drivers, not
only from our sponsors but our car owners. I think the chase
last year, people recognized how much recognition the top 10
guys got by being a part of the chase. Every sponsor wants
to be a part of it, every driver, every team, but there are
only so many pieces of the pie. If I don't make the chase,
will I feel like I failed my sponsor? Yes, I will because
I've been in the top 10 all year long until the last month.
We were almost counting our chickens before they were
hatched around June, July, so it's gonna be hard for me to
look my sponsors in the face if we don't make it. But you
know what? They've already called me 20 times in the last
month just giving me that support. 'We're behind you 100
percent. We love you whether we make it or not.' I've got
the best sponsor in the sport because of that. They're very
personable people. They know my home phone number and I know
theirs, and we talk all the time. So everybody from M&M's
and Masterfoods has been calling me and keeping my spirits
up and making me feel like as long as I keep doing my best
they're gonna be behind me no matter what. I know we're
getting pressure from everybody. Everybody wants to perform.
Every sponsor wants to be part of that elite top 10, but
sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. You just have
to keep trying hard and representing them the best way you
know how to do it."
DID YOU TEST CALIFORNIA, AND DO YOU SEE IT SHAPING UP AS A
FUEL MILEAGE RACE? "No, I did not test California. Anytime
you go to Michigan or California or Indy - some of these
long race tracks - fuel mileage can always be in the back of
your mind. I know Doug Yates always goes with us to these
big tracks and tunes our carburetors as best they can to
make sure we're on the good end of the fuel mileage and it
can pay off for you. Jeremy Mayfield and Slugger (Labbe)
called a heck of a smart race at Michigan. That just
happened two weeks ago, so that is gonna be fresh on
everybody's mind when we get to California, so I think
you're gonna see a lot of plug checks and a lot of fuel
readings and things like that just in case."
WHAT HELPED YOU IMPROVE SO MUCH AT RICHMOND? "I tell you
what helped me a lot, we went to Lakeland, Florida, this
winter and tested more times than I can possibly count for
short tracks because last year my short tracks were not that
great. We tested a bunch and learned a ton. We went to
Bristol and ran good. We ran really well at Martinsville.
Richmond we ran good. We ran good at both Bristol races.
I've had my career finishes everywhere. At Loudon, I was
gonna have my best finish at Loudon until we had problems
with somebody else. I just think we did so much short-track
testing over the winter to get our short-track program up,
I've got a lot of confidence in it. I think when we come
back to Richmond in the Cup car, we're gonna be a top-10
car. We're bringing the same car back. We haven't even raced
it since we ran it at Richmond. It's pretty much got the
same springs and stuff in it because it ran in the top 10
pretty much all night long. We're up here massaging on my
Busch car a little bit and if we learn something from that,
we'll of course take it to the Cup car. But I think we did
so much testing over the winter and got my confidence better
for short track racing that that's why I think we've shown
to be so much better this year on the short tracks in the
WAS THAT FINDING THINGS IN THE CAR OR YOU FINE-TUNING YOUR
DRIVING STYLE? "I think that's fine-tuning my driving style
and me being able to tell them what I want. If you only run
a short track a couple of times a year, you're not really
practiced up on it enough and you might not know what you're
looking for. So when we went there and tested, we went
through every possible front clip, suspensions, spindles,
everything that you could possibly bolt on a race car to
make it better or worse, we went through it. Todd found a
feel that I liked and I found how to communicate with them
better on these shorter tracks. We did all these brake tests
to make sure our brakes were right, and we did everything in
the world we could possibly do to help our program and it
has showed. We have run very, very well on short tracks this
year and it's helped our program."
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE NEW TESTING SITUATION? WILL
THAT PREVENT OFF-SEASON TESTING DOWN THE ROAD? "Yeah, it
will and that's a great question because we had a good
meeting yesterday about that. NASCAR is pretty much coming
up with six tracks or whatever that the manufacturers can go
test at, so I've got a couple of tests left. We're gonna
pick a couple of tracks that are not on that sheet and go
test them at the end of the year because we still have tests
left, and get ready for next year too - not only preparing
for this year's races but also for next year - kind of a two
in one with the Fusion and all. So we'll see what happens.
We're trying to play it the best and smartest way we can,
not only preparing for today's races but also in the future.
We're trying to stay at least one step ahead or just stay
caught up with everything going on for next year also."
DID YOU SUFFER A LETDOWN AFTER MAKING THE CHASE LAST YEAR?
"Yeah, I mean it was a letdown to me. I wanted to run good
and do my job. I got my heart rate up a bunch during the
races because I was so excited about being in the chase and
probably drove over my head and wrecked some cars that I
shouldn't have wrecked. That's all part of it. It was my
first time ever being in a playoff-style system. My first
time ever really running for a Nextel Cup. Man, I was like a
kid in a candy store. I was just going crazy and driving too
hard, but I was so excited to be a part of it. I learned a
lot from that. I sat down with my boss who has been in these
situations before and really got my head going in the right
direction. We were using it at the beginning of the year and
everything was working good, and then the wheels have fallen
off a little bit. We're still running good and I want to get
back in that chase for a second chance to show everybody
that if I'm in that situation again that we can definitely
run better than we did last year."
WAS IT JUST A SPONSOR TRIP YOU MADE OUT TO CALIFORNIA A
COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO? "Yeah, I was just coming out to Fontana
to get everybody pumped up - all the surrounding fans and
make the aware of the race coming and to let them know that
NASCAR was coming to town. I was just doing that for them."
IS THE PRESSURE THERE EVERY SINGLE WEEK AS MUCH AS IT IS FOR
THESE NEXT TWO RACES OR IS IT AMPLIFIED? "I think it's
amplified because of the position that we are in. I think
there's pressure at every single race to do good, but if I
was second or third in the points right now - like the top
six in points right now, I think, are locked in. They're
gonna try to win the race. There isn't much pressure on
them. The guys that are eighth through 14th, I think, have a
lot of pressure on them because you can't mess up. It's just
amplified a little bit, but that's part of racing. My team
is looking at it as the word 'points' is not even gonna come
out of our mouth when we get to California. We're going
there to win the race because we had so much fun there last
year in Victory Lane. We think we're taking a car that can
win or at least run in the top five and maybe might get some
breaks here and there - to get a break with fuel strategy or
anything that might can happen to get us up front. We've got
a lot of pressure to do good, but we're not worried about
it. We're gonna go and try to win that race and run good.
I've got a good enough team that can do it and will do it
and we're gonna give it our best shot."
DO YOU LIKE HAVING 10 DRIVERS GET IN OR SHOULD IT BE
DIFFERENT? "I think 10 is a great number. Ten drivers for 10
races in a shootout. I don't know what would happen if
there's a tie for 10th in points. I guess both of them are
in, I'm guessing, but you never know with the points so
close right now. We've got a lot of great teams. I tell you
what's so fun about it, I'm gonna have fun the next two
weeks because we're racing such great race teams and great
drivers. If we can look at ourselves in the mirror after
Richmond and say, 'You know what, we have beaten some of the
best teams to make the chase.' We should have a lot of
confidence going into that final 10 races."
DO YOU DO ANYTHING DIFFERENT TO MOTIVATE YOUR TEAM NOW? "No,
I think we're motivated enough just to make the chase. I had
a meeting with them a couple of weeks ago before we went to
Michigan just to say, 'Hey, this is what we're trying to do.
This is what I want the pit crew to do and this is what I
think our attitude should be. We need to go try to win these
races and not worry about the points. Let them take care of
themselves.' Everybody is fired up. I've got an awesome race
team. We win and lose together. There's no singling out. If
somebody messes up or what have you, we're all in this
together. We're all joined hands and we're going with the
team concept to California and Richmond. We know our backs
are to the wall and there is no time for mistakes, but
you're gonna have to beat the whole team - not just me or
not just the front tire changer or the rear tire changer.
You're gonna have to outrun our whole team from start to
finish and that's kind of the attitude we're gonna have."
ANY ADDED PRESSURE GOING BACK TO RICHMOND WITH SO MUCH ON
THE LINE? "It's not gonna be a big issue, but I definitely
look forward to racing at Richmond each and every time we
come because it is home. I've spent a lot of money over the
years on tickets myself coming over here to watch races
growing up as a kid and it's a very special place to me. To
have the final race of the chase and have an opportunity to
have one of the best nights of my racing career right here
in my home state is exciting. If we get in, it's gonna be
the best night of my life. If we don't, it's probably gonna
be the saddest part of my life. But to have the chance to do
it here in your home state in front of a lot of your family
and friends is a great opportunity a lot of people I don't
think get to enjoy or be a part of. So we're coming there
with the attitude that we're gonna make it and we're gonna
have fun and celebrate and enjoy it while we're here in
Richmond. I just can't wait to get back here. The next two
races, I'm so eager right now to get in the car and strap in
and let's go for it and just see where the chips fall at."
HAVE YOU COME FULL CIRCLE AS FAR AS LUCK GOES AND THAT IF
YOU MAKE THE CHASE YOU CAN HAVE A GOOD RUN AT IT? "I think
so. I think our first priority is making the chase and then
when we get in the chase anything can happen. That's why I
love the chase format - that anything can happen. You can be
10th in the points when it starts and easily win the
championship, but right now we're just focused on two races
- California and Richmond. We're carrying our best stuff,
our best motors, our best cars - everything we can possibly
do to go to these two races. It's a wild-card race. There
aren't but 70 or 80 points, I think, between eighth and 13th
and I think that's really close comfort there, so we'll see
what happens in the next two races."
CAN YOU TALK ABOUT POSSIBLY RACING IN CANADA ONE DAY AND HOW
YOU THINK THE BUSCH CARS MIGHT FARE IN MONTREAL? "I think
the Busch cars would do a great job no matter where they go.
I think we've got so many great owners involved in the Busch
Series right now, and a lot of great sponsors, that I think
a Busch race could go anywhere and stand on its own for the
first time. I think they showed that in Mexico for the fans
- the support that we had. Honestly, I've only been to
Canada one time in my life. I went there this year and had a
ball and really did not know how big NASCAR was north of the
border. They were so welcoming and so energized and I can
see that happening in the near future. I can maybe see a
Busch race first going up there and checking things out -
see if we can get some fan support from there - and then you
never know. But I was really happy to see all the fans up
there in Canada, and they knew everything about every race
that we'd ever driven in, so why not? We're expanding to
different areas and I know we have a lot of great sponsors
involved in NASCAR that definitely do a lot of work in
Canada, so why not go there?"
WHAT KIND OF MAIL DO YOU GET FROM CANADA? "A bunch. I went
up there to do an autograph session and I think they had
like four times the people that we actually thought were
gonna be there. Yeah, my fan club gets a lot of letters and
a lot of cards to be signed from Canada. It's just neat. It
makes you feel good. You never know who's cheering for you,
who's not, who's a NASCAR fan and who's not until you go to
different places and meet new people and I love being able
to do that. If one day there's a race there, I'm all for
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