NASCAR drivers get ready to race after Daytona crash
Martin Truex Jr. on preparations
- Duration 3:23
- Date Feb 24, 2013
Martin Truex Jr. on preparations
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Dozens injured last night after that crash that fiery crash of Daytona International Speedway so how will it affect today's running.
Of the Daytona 500.
Our hunger strike -- has been at the trop all morning long keeping us up to date is standing by -- -- today's drivers -- -- -- list.
Hey good morning yeah obviously everybody talking about that crash yesterday -- -- junior.
-- -- -- time running the 500.
You see -- crash happened yesterday at this point we know that there's nobody -- as any kind of life threatening injuries and that's great news but you see second of the crash happened.
Does that play with your mind at all when you come under it's like today.
I don't think so I mean obviously see you hate to see things like that happen and I think.
First -- all you gotta say NASCAR that racetrack everybody did a great job handled that situation.
And and we know one thing -- -- NASCAR was the safety of the fans in the driver's -- and that's something that will probably never see again hopefully so.
We're glad that everything you know every student okay everywhere to others and -- people are worried about those votes yesterday.
You know we've got the best fans the world and where we're glad they're all doing okay that -- thought to yourself as far as the press goes no I mean that's how your -- we we know what this -- is.
You know as a race car driver you know experience for you sign up for this.
We're -- Gary's -- All right so this year there's a new cars I think everyone thought they make adjustments -- -- a new car through the first big race.
In the new car how do you think that's gonna affect the race -- There's still a lot of unknowns here -- the other series we've had here this week.
They haven't been 43 car fields and and that changes things dramatically -- you know at Talladega and Daytona here in the draft so.
We're excited about the -- -- six Toyota Camry it's it's been really fun park drive for a so far.
We've had a good week down here -- Napa Toyota we've been up in the front of all the races we've been in.
We haven't been in the right position at the end the S and hopefully today will get a view that it knows got a great race car -- accident.
I hear two time Nationwide Series winner.
And you have run this race eight times what's it gonna take for you to get them.
Just got to get to the end first of all this this place can get crazy today's going to be a wild race.
Get to the end and put yourself in the right position I want to believe that the end I think that's the best place to -- -- And I think we've got hard to do it today so we're looking towards do you think Danica has a chance.
Well it's really -- first 500 this this race isn't crazy racing gets really crazy in times.
It's a really long it's one of those deals where you got a lot of friends got guys have that confidence in your abilities.
I think she can have a good day.
You know I don't think she's gonna win but.
There's a personal on so which are having today and it's accuse Davis or apparently Paula that's a big big deal for her and for the sport so.
I think it's great and I'm sure -- have a good basic and they want these are we haven't talked about a much this morning because of the crash that there's scattered showers possibly today.
Maybe a thunderstorm does that do anything different to your preparation.
Not really you know I think -- Give -- very good chance to southern new try drive system I -- -- -- airtight and it's it's pretty mobile -- -- really fast.
I'm sure look at the test that at some point today.
By the looks of the weather but I think we're clear together -- -- -- the race and today in of the better be the case all right perfect Martin -- thank you very much -- selected as they say thank you.