There's a lot at stake Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway. So how do Chase-contending teams handle the pressure leading into and during the race?
The key right now for these teams, as they roll in there - and I don't care whether you're in or you're out or you're just trying to get a win - is to try to maintain a certain amount of consistency and not get caught up in the hype. I always like to tell my guys, don't listen to TV, don't read anything, just go through your normal routine.
I'm talking about the team members directly involved in this. I feel like you don't want to get caught up in people telling you that you can't do something.
Carl Edwards does not need to be reading, "Well they're out, so they've got nothing to gain, it's kind of like their season is over with, oh woe is me." Do your job. Your job is to prepare the best car that you can. You don't want to get caught up in the "woe is me because after this weekend, it doesn't have as much meaning to the r...