ROUSH RACING QUOTES ABOUT TROPICANA 400

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Mark Martin on racing at Chicagoland Speedway: ?Chicagoland is a good track for us and we are looking forward to going there this weekend. The track there gets better every year. The last couple of years were a whole lot better than the first year and I think that it will be that much better this year. As the different grooves start to come in, it will continue to get better and I'm looking forward to seeing how racey it will be this weekend. Hopefully we'll have a race with a lot more passing and some good solid racing. We've run pretty good there in the past, although last year we were a little off of what we had been doing there, so hopefully we can get another solid run this weekend and see if we can't get a little closer to that top 10.

"This race team has just done a tremendous job this season. Pat and the guys have done everything that you could ask of them. We've had good cars for about 10 races in a row now and we are starting to build some momentum. We are just going to go out and continue to try and win races and see what happens, but nobody on this team knows anything about giving up.?

Crew Chief Pat Tryson on racing at Chicagoland Speedway: ?We are looking forward to going to Chicagoland this weekend. We are taking the same car that we ran at Las Vegas and Pocono, where it was strong on both occasions. The guys continue to work relentlessly on these cars and we are starting to see the payoff a little bit. We've had really good race cars for about the last two months now and things are starting to come together a little for this team. If we can stay in the races, I think we can continue to make some noise and hopefully we can get back inside the top 10 by Richmond.?

Greg Biffle on racing at Chicagoland Speedway: ?I?m looking forward to both races this weekend. The cars we?re using have run extremely well and I don?t see why that would be any different this weekend. Chicagoland is very fast and relatively flat, which makes it challenging. It requires a lot of throttle and brake control and those types of tracks are the most fun for a driver.?

Crew Chief Doug Richert on racing at Chicagoland Speedway: " We're taking the same car from California where Greg led for about 30 laps. It's also the car we took to the All-Star race and have repaired back to its original condition. Chicago is a little like Las Vegas in that it is similar in size and has pretty flat corners. You have to have a good balance between your setup and your aero in order to run well there. I've never been there with a Cup car but I think our notes from Las Vegas should get us close to where we'll need to be to race."

Matt Kenseth on racing at Chicagoland Speedway: ?Chicago is still such a relatively new speedway for us that we don?t have a whole lot of notes to go on, but we have a pretty good race car that we?re taking this weekend. It?s a pretty fun track to drive, but you really need to have a good setup that works for you right off the bat. A lot of times this place is famous for some pretty long green-flag runs and not a lot of cautions.?

Crew Chief Robbie Reiser on racing at Chicagoland Speedway: ?We?re bringing chassis 29 to the track with us this weekend. It did a good job for us earlier this year [at Atlanta], so we?ll see what we can come up with this time around. With the long green flag runs you get here, pitting under green is going to be important and I think it?s going to play a major factor in the outcome of the race.?

Kurt Busch on racing at Chicagoland Speedway: "Chicago feels like a second home to me, and this is a great market for our team. It holds a lot of value to win here, and it?s especially a good place for us to do well with our sponsor's base being so close. Chicagoland Speedway is a great race track. Every part of the race track is round and you are continually turning. The back straightaway has a nice curve to it and

allows for a good exit out of turn two and a more challenging entrance into turn three. With the 18 degree banking, it?s also a place where you can drive it into a corner deep and stand on the gas hard. And despite being similar to other tracks, this tri-oval has its own attitude, characteristics and when you go to Chicago you know you?re going there and no where else."

Crew Chief Jimmy Fennig on racing at Chicagoland Speedway: ?We are bringing the same car to Chicago that we had in Las Vegas. We took it to Kentucky a few weeks ago to test, and Kurt?s really comfortable with the car. The No. 97 has had some good runs here. Kurt had two top-tens in his first two trips to this track, and had a good car last year before we had a motor failure, so we?re looking forward to a good run here this weekend.?

Jeff Burton on racing at Chicagoland Speedway: ?We are definitely getting better. It's been a tough year as far as sponsorship and performance but I think we've turned a corner and we are starting to not only race well but finish well too. That's what we've been missing so much this year is finishes. We run well then for one reason or another we can't seem to finish it off. Having Comcast come on board this weekend is certainly a shot in the arm and that partnered with running better makes things a whole lot easier. I'm looking forward to going to Chicago, it's a great track and I think we have a good chance to build on our momentum in the No. 99 Comcast Ford this coming Sunday."

Crew Chief Bob Osborne on racing at Chicagoland Speedway: ?Chicago is kind of a cross between California and Las Vegas. We are taking the same car we took to Las Vegas earlier this year and we're hoping it will give us some good results. The team has been working really hard even with the sponsor worries, etc. and I'm really proud of them for that. This weekend we have Comcast as a sponsor and we will do everything we can to give them a good run and try to put the No. 99 Comcast Ford in victory lane."

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