J.J. Yeley hopes some home cooking helps salve the disappointment of failing to qualify for the Daytona 500.
Michael McDowell returns home having made the Great American Race the hard way, through last week’s Gatorade Duel.
Both are from Phoenix. And each should have plenty of hometown fans in the grandstands.
Yeley finished 37th in last year’s spring race. His best finish at his home track is 14th in November 2007, when he started fourth.
McDowell has yet to finish inside the top 30 at Phoenix but looks for significantly improved results from what’s now the No. 98 team co-owned by Phil Parsons and recording executive Mike Curb.