Coca-Cola 600 Pit Note #2
WHAT TO DO WITH THE CAR OF TOMORROW
Judging from the Sprint All-Star Race this past Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, will you be able to get the car to pass?
Norman Negre (head of fabrication for Haas CNC Racing, son of former driver Ed Negre) [Concerning the COT's tendency to run sideways in the rear] "They [NASCAR] are working on getting the car straight. But that won't happen until after this race. In Sunday's race, there will be a lot more cars running than there were in either of the two races on Saturday. I think that'll make a huge difference. They won't be using this race as much for R&D as they were these past two races. You won't see the Toyota guys using the Toyota engines and putting their own stuff on those engines like they were doing in the two races Saturday. At least, I hope not."
Todd Parrott (crew chief, Yates-Roush Fenway Racing, no. 28 Lumber Liquidators, driver Travis Kvapil) - "With all the stuff those Toyotas had on those motors in the Sprint All-Star and Showdown races on Saturday, they won't be able to do the same tricks this week, and the 18 and 11 (Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas) won't walk off from the rest of the field like they did Saturday. If they do, it's gonna be an awful boring race for four hours."
Lumber Liquidators - Made arrangements to sponsor the no. 28 Yates-Roush Fenway Racing Ford, driven by Travis Kvapil, for the Coca-Cola 600 on May 25.
Elliott Sadler's 10th Anniversary - Ten years ago in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Elliott Sadler, no. 19 Gillett Evernham Motorsports Dodge, made his very first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start, completing 204 laps and finishing somewhere near the back of the pack.