Notes & Quotes: UAW-GM 500
Lowe's Motor Speedway
Qualifying: Thursday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m. on the Speed Channel
Happy Hour: Friday, Oct. 10, 5:40 p.m. on the Speed Channel (tape delayed)
Race: Saturday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m. on NBC
*All times are EDT
500 miles (334 laps)
186.465 mph (28.96 seconds) set by Jimmie Johnson on 5/26/02
151.952 set by Bobby Labonte on 5/28/95
Starting last week at Kansas City, the Harrah's team is under the helm of new crew chief Greg Conner.
Larry and the Harrah's Racing team qualified 29th and finished 34th in the Coca-Cola 600 earlier this year at Lowe's Motor Speedway.
On Wednesday afternoon, the team wrapped up a two-day test session at Martinsville Speedway.
Larry has competed fives times at Lowe's Motor Speedway - four times in the NASCAR Busch Series and last Saturday's Winston Open. His best performance was in the fall Busch race in 2002 when he qualified ninth and finished 17th.
Larry Foyt on Lowe's Motor Speedway:
"We tested at Lowe's a couple weeks ago and it really went well. Lowe's is a fun track to race on and I'm really looking forward to racing under the lights."
Larry Foyt on Greg Conner:
"We're going to be trying him for a couple of races and see how it goes. I might try a couple of people. We're just going to see how it goes. Like I told my guys, we're working on next year right now already. We're trying to get a good nucleus going to go into next year and be more prepared than we were this year.
"He's been around a long time, been in the Winston Cup deal. He's been down in the trucks helping Robert (Pressley). What's great is that he's been on a lot of teams like us that have limited resources and I think that's something where he can make a lot out of a little and I think that's something that's going to help us out.
"There are two different types of crew chiefs in the business now because you've got guys that do well with all the resources and they're better organizers and things like that. They may not know the cars in and out like some guys. They do really well with putting all that information together and then some guys have to take a little bit and try to stretch it a lot. I think his personality will fit real well. We've got a smaller group so we're more like a small family-type team, and I think, and we needed a guy that would fit in that situation."