After concentrating on finding some speed Monday afternoon at Atlanta Motor Speedway, NASCAR Busch driver Scott Riggs and his PPC racing team spent Tuesday trying out different race setups on the No. 10 Nesquik Ford.
Riggs, currently third in the NASCAR Busch Series points standings, was a tick slower Tuesday, recording a fast lap of 184.677 mph (30.02 seconds), concluding a two-day test in preparation for the Oct. 25 Aaron¿s 312 Busch Series race.
¿We¿re just trying to see what things will affect the car and to what degree it will affect the car,¿ Riggs said. ¿We¿re learning which adjustments to make when the car does different things on the track. Not real exciting, but it should be very helpful when we return next month.¿
Especially if Riggs is in the same spot he¿s in right now. Riggs is third in Busch Series points, 65 point back from leader David Green and only 17 points behind second-place Brian Vickers. But that¿s vastly different story from last week, when Riggs was leading the points before a 29th-place finish derailed him at Richmond. Vickers and Green jumped ahead in the standings thanks to top-5 finishes
¿We¿re testing as much as we can between now and the end of the year,¿ Riggs said. ¿We need the points for the championship, but we¿re hungry to win races, not just the championship.¿
Tickets for the Oct. 25 Aaron¿s 312 Busch Series race are still available and can be ordered by calling the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (770) 946-4211.