JR MOTORSPORTS TEAM PREVIEW
No. 88 Degree Men Chevrolet / No. 7 “We Salute You” JR Motorsports Chevrolet
EVENT – 5-Hour Energy 200 (200 laps / 200 miles)
TRACK – Dover International Raceway (1-mile concrete oval)
DATE – Saturday, May 14, 2011
TV / RADIO – ESPN (coverage begins at 2 p.m. EST) / MRN (broadcast begins at 2 p.m. EST)
Aric Almirola No. 88 Degree Men Chevrolet “Dover is my favorite track. I’ve never experienced another track like it since I started racing. It’s so incredibly unique. Going off into turn one is an amazing feeling. You drop something like 75 feet down into the turn. It feels like the track just drops away from you as you enter the corner there. The effects of the G-forces on your body are a lot like riding a rollercoaster. But at Dover the rollercoaster lasts for 200 miles.
“Last week was a letdown for our No. 88 Degree Men team. But those are the kind of races we put behind us, and just look ahead to this week’s race. There’s no better place to earn a solid finish than at Dover. We’re really optimistic heading there this week.”
Josh Wise No. 7 “We Salute You” JR Motorsports Chevrolet “This is an exciting week for our No. 7 team. I’m honored to be racing for such a great cause with JR Motorsports and the “We Salute You” Chevrolet. It’s nice to be given such a unique way to thank all the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and show them how much we appreciate everything they do for our country. Working hand-in-hand with The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation on this project is also a blessing.
“Sometimes certain tracks just fit your driving style. Dover is like that for me. It’s a driver’s racetrack, with some room to move around and you can really attack it. Once it gets rubbered up during the race, the track gets really slick and getting into the corner gets a little tricky. So you struggle for grip there. It’s also important to get a good straight shot off the corner on exit in order to carry good straightaway speed down into the next corner.”
JR MOTORSPORTS NOTEBOOK – JRM SALUTES THE TROOPS IN DOVER –JR Motorsports, along with the NASCAR community, will salute the courageous men and women of the United States Armed Forces with a tribute paint scheme of pride, patriotism and gratitude on the No. 7 Chevrolet this weekend at Dover International Speedway. The “We Salute You” Chevrolet speaks for all Americans with a patriotic design that pays tribute to the strength and resolve of the greatest military on earth. To read the complete press release and to see an image of the car click here.