Will Sprint Cup points leader Kevin Harvick try to pad his stats on "The Magic Mile?" Will Jeff Gordon issue any more apologies following last week's rough racing at Infineon? What is Jeff Burton's secret to winning so often at New Hampshire Motor Speedway? NASCAR's top drivers will all step up to the microphone Friday, making NASCAR press conference history.
NASCAR has never organized a day quite like this one. A total of 17 opportunities will be available for drivers and reporters to connect. The highlight will certainly be the arrival of Danica Patrick. This is her first visit to NHMS and the media will be turning out in force to hear her take her first words on her first ever practice run here.
"Danica's star power combined with an unprecedented lineup of Sprint Cup stars will guarantee that reporters will get an earful and our fans will see, hear and read all about it in the news," says executive vice president and general manager of the speedway, Jerry Gappens. "Just look at the point's race. This is an extremely competitive year. Only a few hundred points separate first place from 10th place, and all it takes is one bad finish or one great finish to shake up the standings."
The lineup of drivers include Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin, Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch, Tony Stewart, Jeff Burton, Mark Martin, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch, Reed Sorenson, Morgan Shepherd, Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards, Bobby Labonte, Martin Truex Jr., Matt Kenseth, and of course, Danica Patrick.
Less than an hour after the final word is spoken the Sprint Cup Series drivers will hit the track for qualifying where actions will speak louder than words.
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