NSCS Martinsville Starts: 1
Best Martinsville Finish: 24th
"I ran the first Martinsville Cup race last year. And I learned really quickly that it is a rough track to race at. It’s just really tough. It’s not the same as a Saturday night short track event. When you get that many laps and that many cars, you can’t go anywhere. It’s really tough to pass. It’s really tough to move around. But, I love short track racing, and I’m hoping that what I learned last time will apply this time around and we’ll be able to be a little bit better and try to get a top-20 or top-15 run there.
“It’s mentally and physically challenging. I remember my knee hurt from pushing the brake pedal a thousand times during the day as hard as you do there. That was the big thing for me. It can be very exhausting, but it can also be a great racetrack to go have fun at. We’ll have CSX back on our No. 34 Ford Fusion with the ‘Play It Safe’ campaign. It might get bumped and bruised a bit, but we’re going to try to keep our car safe and push it toward the front.”