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Thank you Rick get ready to start your engines the 53 running of the Daytona 500 kicks off in just.
A few hours joining us now -- driver of the -- 47 Chevrolet Paul Menard from the race where this morning good morning to you sir aria.
You Graham -- a Victory Lane at Daytona so everything's good but hey if that's a good karma happening there we gotta tell you Jamie McMurray.
Was on that show the very morning that he won his first Daytona so there's a little FOX & Friends karma working for yet.
-- made a Smart choice I have to ask you oddly enough.
About the track not Daytona 500 but the pavement it's been -- -- for the first time in your lifetime.
How this change the experience for the fans at home and for you the drivers as well.
It's it's totally different for.
For us -- drivers side tracks through various.
You get a lot of these two cars and guns what was Collins where -- two car and traction breaks away from the rest of the field.
And it's just it's a new dynamic works for some that we haven't seen before.
And it was kind of learning process right now trying to figure out how long been pushed before your -- -- and a lot of dynamics involved.
It's exciting it's going to be it's going to be -- Daytona 500 it's going to be -- high speeds and our home all week long and lots of every race clean up to this has been a last lap pass for the -- -- should be exciting.
Boy it should be entertaining how dependent does that make you.
On a teammate does this make it more of a team sport today.
Yet for sure luckily.
In our organization Richard Childress racing we have four teams so we can.
We can break it up in -- obviously -- lot of guys will be out there by themselves.
We're gonna see hot kind of how it all plays out you know you he can make all these plans but at the end of the day you get you got to work with who's around you and and -- hopefully or suffer the best.
You'll certainly be working with Kevin Harvick a little bit today I have to ask you about.
This being the anniversary of dale earnhardt's death ten years ago Friday you signed as you mentioned with Childress racing who owned -- earnhardt's car.
How much is his death is his legacy on the minds of the drivers renewed -- number three will be silent.
In his honor how much is it on your minds though today.
If it's on you know the last couple weeks since -- -- since we got down here it's a big deal you know Dale Earnhardt was.
Alleged this sport still -- and by honoring him with a third -- -- I think that's a really neat deal.
You know once we get the helmets on in and indeed gone.
It's it's -- usual but it's everything in between -- he's -- been on our mind.
Paul Menard -- the 27.
That Menard Chevrolet good luck to you -- we hope that FOX & Friends karma.
Sticks around for you today.
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