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Driver pumped for Talladega and its high speeds

China Grove, N.C.) April 21, 2009 - After having two weeks off from racing, Robert Richardson is primed to get back behind the wheel of the No. 23 Mahindra Tractors car when the NASCAR Nationwide Series races at the famed Talladega Superspeedway this Saturday.

"I am ready to go racing at Talladega," said Richardson. "It is probably one of my favorite tracks on the Nationwide Series circuit. I've had some of my best career finishes there. I enjoy the strategies that the No. 23 Mahindra Tractors team and I have to come up with as the race progresses, plus the high speeds of Talladega. It sure does get your adrenaline pumping."

Notching several top 20 finishes at the superspeedway, including a 16th place finish in 2006 and a lap led in 2007, Richardson and his crew feel confident in their abilities for this weekend.

"Daytona was a learning experience for us that we are able to apply to our superspeedway program," said Todd Brewer, crew chief. "We were strong in the draft in Daytona and we are using that knowledge to build on for Talladega. It was a fact finding mission earlier in the season to see where our superspeedway program stood and what we can do to consistently improve upon our performances. Talladega is an exciting track which is all about speed. We are taking some aerodynamic information we learned in Daytona and have applied it to our Talladega car. We just want to focus on speed there and make the No. 23 Mahindra Tractors car run out front."

The team will be in action in the Aaron's 312 at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday on ABC.

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Emily Carter
R3 Motorsports


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