April 29, 2009 3:40 PM

Erik Darnell NNS 2009 Richmond Advance

Erik gets ready for his first start in the #6 Northern Tool + Equipment Ford Fusion this season!

Erik Darnell on racing at Richmond International Raceway:
“I’m really excited about getting behind the wheel of the No. 6 Northern Tool + Equipment Ford Fusion for the first time this season. I’ve done a lot testing over the last several months in the car and I’m just ready to go racing. I have practiced both the truck and car at Richmond before, but that is it. This will be my first oval track race in a car and I know it will be a learning experience out there with 42 other drivers on the track. Richmond reminds me of Memphis with both being ¾-mile oval tracks. I had quite a bit of success there while in the truck series and I’m hoping it carries over to Friday night. I know Mike Kelley and the crew have been working hard to get the car ready for Richmond, so if I can get a good qualifying time and keep that track position we should be in pretty good shape.”

Crew Chief Mike Kelley on racing at Richmond International Raceway:
“I’m looking forward to be working with Erik and Northern Tool + Equipment this season. This weekend is certainly special for Erik with this being his first race of the season. We are bringing a brand new car to Richmond, so it should be exciting to see what Erik can do in it. We’ve run well here with David over the past couple of races bringing home two top-five finishes. Track position is going to be very important Friday night. Who knows, if everything goes as planned this 6 team may just come away with back-to-back victories.”

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