First Timer … This weekend’s Hisense 250 will be the first time that XFINITY Series Rookie of the Year contender Cale Conley will turn laps at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The 22-year-old has prior experience competing at intermediate tracks in 2014, posting his best start of fourth and a best finish of eighth at Kentucky Speedway.
Pardue at Atlanta … Pardue has sat atop the pit box at the Hampton, G.A. track nine times in his career garnering one top-five, four top-10s, six laps led, and a best finish of third that came with Greg Biffle in 2006.
Daytona Rewind … Conley maneuvered through a number of multi-car wrecks during last weekend’s season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Unfortunately, he got caught up in “The Big One” as the laps were winding down and was relegated to a 30th place finish. Conley was the second highest-finishing rookie and sits at 22nd in the driver points championship.
Catch the Action … Saturday’s XFINITY Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway will be televised live Saturday, February 28thbeginning at 2:00 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1 and broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network and SIRIUS XM Channel 90.
Get Social … Don’t miss any updates from Conley and TriStar Motorsports. Follow them on Twitter @CaleConley and @TriStarRaceTeam.
Cale Conley Quotes:
“I consider this the first real race of the season because I won’t have to depend on the draft. I watched the race at Atlanta last year, so I know the track gets slippery and loses a lot of pace because the tires wear out. I’ll be watching tapes and talking to experienced drivers so I know what to look for in practice and how to have a good-handling racecar come the green flag. Luckily, the whole No. 14 team meshed really well at Daytona. We didn’t get the result we wanted, but I am excited to work with them throughout the season.”