Worsham struggles, but remains confident
Brainerd, Friday: Del Worsham cannot remember a Friday night at the race track in which both CSK cars failed to stay above the No. 16 cut line, and even though that was the case here in Brainerd on this day, he remained confident and upbeat heading into Saturday. Worsham's Checker, Schuck's, Kragen Monte Carlo lost traction on both runs Friday, but new parts and new tuning approaches are playing the major role in that drama, and Worsham is confident the car will come around. He sits 18th after two runs.
"We made some big decisions after Sonoma, because we were pushing the car so hard just to keep up, but we were still losing all those heartbreakers by thousandths of a second," Worsham said. "We were pretty much at the limit, coming at it from that direction, and whenever we'd try to get more aggressive we'd see that there wasn't any more room for improvement. So, after that race we turned the page a little and made some moves to give us more power and more leeway. We just didn't have any way to try it all out until we got here.
"All of a sudden, now, we're aggressive in a whole different way to 330 even though we detuned the car a bit. We could only guess how much more we were going to get out of it by making these moves, and we have to keep pulling back a little right now. We'll get it, and when we do we'll know where the right tune-up is on this set-up and we'll be able to make some big moves. I'm confident we can find the slot tomorrow, but I'm not going to panic one way or another. This is the way we have to go, and we're going to keep at it until we get this ironed out. It will be good, we just have to get there."
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