"We're starting to hit our stride as a team, starting to hit on some things that are working for us. That's starting to show the last few races. We will try to apply some things from Atlanta to Texas. Atlanta was a lot better for us than Las Vegas, the other mile-and-a-half we've been to. Heading to Texas, I'd like to think it's more like Atlanta. A little bit newer surface, but you've still got those bumps in Turn 1 like Atlanta, and 3 and 4 are a bit smoother. I think if we can copy what we had in Atlanta, I think we can have a pretty good day."
JUST THE FACTS: Whitt has two Sprint Cup career starts at Texas Motor Speedway ... His top finish at the 1.5-mile oval is 26th (2014) ... Whitt is coming off his third straight top-25 finish ... Speed Stick, Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters and Tweaker Energy Shots will be aboard the No. 35 at Texas as associate sponsors.