Upon returning the next Saturday, Cash tuned in a nearly dominant performance until the halfway break at lap 125. "Jonathan did really well," Charlie Long says. "He led up until lap 90 or so. It is important to get out front early at Myrtle Beach because the track surface is so coarse it can really eat up your tires. It's a lot like Darlington used to be with the Cup guys. If you are up front and out of the traffic, you don't have to drive the car as hard and it's easier on your tires. Qualifying well was really important for us.

"When they hit the break at lap 125 Jonathan was running third and was in pretty good shape. The car was a little loose and we made some adjustments to tighten it up a bit, but we missed the mark. The track changed in the second half and with our changes it just got too tight. We wound up finishing 10th which we are happy about, but Jonathan and that motor could have done a lot better."

"The new Ford motor ran really well in the Capital Bank Ford," Cash adds. "It held good power all the way through and was competitive with anything out there. We had a real chance to win with it if we hadn't gotten the car too tight, and that's about all you can ask of any motor."

On The Dyno
RPM Torque Horsepower
4,800 410.5 375.1
4,900 409.7 382.2
5,000 409.5 389.8
5,100 408.1 396.2
5,200 406.8 402.8
5,300 402.8 406.5
5,400 403.2 414.5
5,500 401.4 420.3
5,600 397.5 423.9
5,700 395.9 429.7
5,800 393.8 434.9
5,900 389.2 437.3
6,000 348.9 439.7
6,100 381.3 442.8
6,200 376.6 444.6
6,300 369.7 443.5
6,400 363.6 443.1
6,500 359.2 444.6
6,600 351.9 442.2
6,700 343.7 438.4
6,800 337.0 436.3
6,900 330.7 434.4
7,000 324.6 432.6
7,100 317.0 428.5
7,200 306.8 420.6
7,300 299.8 416.7