Found June 28, 2012 on Start 'N' Park Blog:
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JR Motorsports heads to the Kentucky Speedway as a two car operation for Friday night’s Feed The Children 300. Cole Whitt will pilot the #88 Degree MEN Chevrolet and Danica Patrick will be behind the wheel of her #7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet. Coverage begins at 7 PM EST on ESPN2 and below is a quick preview on both driver’s outlook to the race.

Danica Patrick on Kentucky: ”For me, I feel like as my speed has come up and the fact that I’m racing further up the grid, I’m racing against new people now. I’ve said it from the very beginning when I first came into NASCAR, you’ve got to earn the respect from the folks you’re driving around. I feel like I’m racing against different drivers now. It’s just a matter of finding the limits with each other and earning that respect. That’s what I’m working on doing.

“I’m far more interested in overall pace and learning at this point than I am about the exact result. The results will end up coming when I put it all together. We were almost able to do that last weekend at Road America. We were poised for a strong finish and it just didn’t happen. We’ll keep on trying. Overall, pace and learning are what the focus is right now.”

Cole Whitt on Kentucky: ”We’ve put together some good points races over the past couple of weeks. Looking ahead to Kentucky, that’s something our Degree Men team wants to continue doing. We came out in those first few races of the season and ran well. Then from around Bristol through Richmond we really struggled. I think our team is at the point now where we can consistently run in the top 10, so we want to improve on that. It’s cool to see us gaining some ground and see-ing growth in the team. I think there is a lot of positive chemistry within our group. We have some great guys on the team and I really enjoy working with them. Bruce (Cook) and I are on the same page with the feel we need in the car and that’s a good place to be.”

 

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