JACK ROUSH, Car Owner – No. 16 Jackson Hewitt/National Guard Taurus – WHAT ABOUT TODAY?
“Greg has brought Roush Racing the Truck championship and the Busch championship, which were the first two championships that we’ve had and, of course, winning the Firecracker race last July was the first time we had won here in a stock car. Ford gave us all the technical support we could have asked for this winter. NASCAR gave us a new set of templates for a new Taurus body. We’ve got a new cylinder head, which we don’t have in our car yet and that’s going to give us some relief on our engine. With the momentum we had coming off of Matt Kenseth’s win with DeWalt last year, I’m really excited about the year going forward. I hadn’t expected to be under the limelight here with Greg at this juncture a week before the race. The idea of having the pole, I’d never given it a consideration.” WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES FROM QUALIFYING TO RACE TRIM WITH THIS CAR? “Actually, I know we’ve got a little work ahead of us. This car, I did not really like in drafting trim when we were down here in prese