MB Motorsports and Scott Stenzel are heading to Talladega Superspeedway, looking for redemption, after mechanical issues kept them from making the season opener at Daytona. Stenzel will be behind the wheel of the #63 Making The Driver / Mittler Brothers Machine Tool Ford. The fred's 250 will mark Scott's first series start at Talladega, although he did score a top ten finish (7th) in the 2010 ARCA race at the famed speedway.
After mechanical gremlins derailed their attempt at Daytona, Stenzel and the MB Motorsports crew are taking no chances in preparing for Talladega. "Sometimes, no matter how prepared you are, the mechanical gremlins bite you," notes Stenzel. "That's what happened to us at Daytona and we just missed making the race."
Adds team owner Mike Mittler, "If we normally triple check everything on the truck before a race, for Talladega, we're quadruple checking. We've got John Monsam back as crew chief for the fred's 250 and he's no stranger to Talladega."
Says Monsam, "This will be our third race together and we're communicating better as a crew with each race. Scott has run well at Talladega, so I think we're in a pretty good position for Saturday's race."
Adds Stenzel, "We've got Greg Biffle's spotter, Joel Edmonds, with us for Talladega. Having a Cup spotter with us is a big advantage, especially when you're running in the tight packs that we invariably end up in Talladega."
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