Matt Tifft on the Racing Writer’s Podcast
Front Row Motorsports rookie Matt Tifft has found that expectations for competing in the Cup Series are a little bit different from reality. Tifft talks about what his ‘welcome to Cup’ moment was early in the season; the difference in intensity from Xfinity to the Cup Series; if not having a win in the Xfinity Series before moving to Cup bothers him; if Tifft can feel the difference in race lengths from Xfinity to Cup; digging into how a young driver learns and works to improve; the importance of having more data available in the Cup Series; learning the digital dash; what information he likes to use the most; how he feels about the simulator; the benefit of having a veteran crew chief in Mike Kelley and teammates David Ragan and Michael McDowell; how comfortable Tifft is speaking up in competition meetings; what teams FRM looks at that they need to beat every weekend to be successful; how different it has been for Tifft to change his personal expectations; breaking down a competitive, but not flashy, battle for Rookie of the Year. Music: www.bensound.com.
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