No. 10 Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge Avenger Race Facts

Goody’s Cool Orange 500 — Martinsville Speedway


Driver:                  Scott Riggs

Team Director:    Rodney Childers

Car Director:       Brad Fritts

Engineer:             Kevin Kidd

Team/Owner:       Valvoline Evernham Racing

Designated team owner, Jim Rocco

Chassis:               No. 210

Info:                      Brand new COT chassis.


SCOTT RIGGS QUOTES:

 

“This weekend we will have to have a strong qualifying effort in order to make the race on time. But you need to do that regardless at Martinsville, for good pit selection and track position. Leading into this event, we have done some testing with our Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge to get the brake package right. Last weekend we made a lot of calculated adjustments to get the new Car of Tomorrow stable and help it roll through the center of the turns. Its center of gravity is a little bit higher than the Charger and that gives it a tendency to be loose on entry and tight in the center.

 

“After our cut tire last weekend we have been wondering ‘how long can this bad luck keep up?’. We have been running strong, had good cars, and been doing all the right things we just haven’t been able to finish the deal off for one reason or another. We feel good about our chances of getting our season turned around starting this weekend.”

 

 QUICK FACTS:

 

  • Riggs has had good results on the treacherous half-mile circuit at Martinsville. He posted his first NASCAR victory there in the Craftsman Truck Series in 2001.
  • Martinsville was also the site of Riggs’s first Nextel Cup career pole in the spring of 2005.
  • His average start at the short track in Martinsville is 12.3.
  • Riggs has zero DNFs in six career starts at Martinsville.
  • Riggs has completed an impressive 99.6 percent of laps run at Martinsville during his six career starts there.

Riggs at Martinsville Speedway Cup Career Totals

 

Starts

Wins

Poles

Top Fives

Top 10s

Best Finish

Laps Led

Total Earnings

6

0

0

0

1

10th(Spring-2006)

0

$495,725

 

Riggs 2007 Nextel Cup Season Results

 

Track

Start

Finish

Laps

Points Pos.

Winnings

Laps Led

Status

Daytona

32

37

179/202

42

$259,158

0

Running

California

30

41

16/250

44

$86,900

0

Crash

Las Vegas

6

23

265/267

38

$98,725

0

Running

Atlanta

10

43

221/325

39

$74,344

0

Engine

Bristol

8

31

498/504

39

$90,675

0

Running

 

 

2007 NO. 10 VALVOLINE/STANLEY TOOLS DODGE AVENGER TEAM ROSTER

 

Name

Shop/Track Position

Hometown

Birth date

Scott Riggs

Driver

Bahama, N.C.

1/1/71

Rodney Childers

Team Director

Mooresville, N.C.

6/7/76

Kevin Kidd

Engineer

Tazewell, Va.

12/7/79

Brad Fritts

Car Director

 

 

Steve Ritchie

Engine Tuner

Jonestown, Pa.

7/20/69

Jim Bender

Tire Specialist

Duryea, Pa.

10/4/69

Mike McCarville

Shocks

Kensington, Canada

1/6/62

John Oehler

Lead Mechanic

Mooresville, N.C.

6/18/76

Shannon Rursch

Mechanic

Clinton, Iowa

11/11/78

Jeff Seaberg

Truck Driver/Catch Can

Las Vegas, Nev.

6/5/66

Eric Maycroft

Front Tire Changer

Algonquin, Ill

10/25/81

Craig Curione

Front Tire Carrier

Sanborn, N.Y.

9/10/69

Nate Bolling

Jackman

Toledo, Ohio

1/10/79

Jonathon Billy

Rear Tire Changer

Detroit, Mich.

6/13/81

Bob Dowens

Rear Tire Carrier

Holmdel, N.J.

1/17/77

Rodney Rhodes

Gas Man

Hickory, Va.

3/7/71

Jimmy Kitchens

Spotter

Hueytown, Ala.

4/26/62

Spencer Andrews

Media Relations

Little Rock, Ark.

12/30/78


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