Atop The Spotter’s Stand – Bristol Stomp
This week we travel to Bristol, TN and short track racing.
This week, we are joined by Chris Lambert, the spotter for the #11 FedEx Toyota driven by Denny Hamlin.
Hamlin won the Bristol race last fall, after the track had some work done to it.
Wrapping up last week at Vegas for the Fed Ex team, our car was fast, just didn’t get the breaks we needed after the speeding penalty, Still an overall great day for JGR and congrats to Matt Kenseth and the entire 20 team.
Do you have to change what/how you say things with a new driver?
Chris says,” For me I haven’t had to change much with any driver I’ve worked with. One of the things that have been on my side is that the info I give is one of the main reasons I’ve gotten the jobs I have.”
Do you do anything special radio wise to be heard at Bristol?
“Nothing special for Bristol, just make sure to speak up more so than normal for me. I usually try to stay monotone and stay on an even keel, but there you have to speak up b/c it’s so loud,” answered Lambert.
More stress spotting Daytona pack or Bristol?
Chris replies,” For me it’s more stress here than Daytona, just because everything happens so fast. Even under caution, pitting happens in a hurry so you’re always working, always having to be alert. Not really any down time at Bristol at all.”
Can you talk fast, clearing with what info is needed?
“At Bristol, I try to shorten up how I deliver the info I’m giving, but not much else changes. Just make the exchanges shorter, so to quicken it up, “responds Lambert.
What’s it like at Bristol from a top?
Bristol from the spotter’s stand, especially when the stands are full and for the night race is unbelievable!! It’s the coolest place atmosphere wise that we go. You can see the whole track, even the pit road on the back stretch.
Chris has shared a picture of his view from last August’s race. Thanks.
Thanks for sharing Chris, mighty nice view there.
If you have any questions for our spotters please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember you can follow them on twitter Chris Lambert @ 3widemiddle and Earl Barban @BigEarl48.