21 Team Hoping To Carry Iowa Speed To New Hampshire

After showing some promising speed this past weekend on the 7/8-mile Iowa Speedway, Harrison Burton and the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane team are hoping for a repeat performance this weekend in the USA Today 301 at the 1.058-mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Crew chief Jeremy Bullins pointed out that the No. 21 Mustang Dark Horse was seventh fastest in practice at Iowa and had some strong runs during Sunday’s race. And, he said, that bodes well for this weekend’s race on the Magic Mile at Loudon, N.H.

“I’m excited to head to Loudon this weekend for a couple of reasons,” Bullins said. “I felt like we had a great start to the race at Iowa, moving forward and gaining a lot of spots until the Stage Two restart didn’t go our way.

“Even after that, the car was close on speed, and Harrison was able to save some fuel and get us to the end.” He added: “Our setup won’t be terribly different for New Hampshire, and Harrison ran pretty good there last year.

“It should be a good weekend for our Motorcraft Mustang.”

Practice for the USA Today 301 is set for Saturday at 12:35 p.m. Eastern Time to be followed by qualifying at 1:20.

Sunday’s 301-lap, 318.46-mile race is scheduled to get the green flag just after 2:30 p.m., with Stage breaks at Laps 70 and 185.

USA Network will carry the TV coverage all weekend.