What are your goals with Furniture Row as the season closes?
The goal is to get the unknowns taken care of. Todd Berrier is a great crew chief and we're working on our communication. Team communication is the biggest thing. At the shop or at the track, people have to be able to read each other. These races give us the chance to operate as a team without any consequence.
How much has the Chase changed since you won the first one back in 2004?
The Chase changed the game dramatically. It took a couple years to see a pattern. It created the regular season and the group of races for a playoff, so suddenly, you could have a mediocre season, but win a couple races and get yourself in the playoff, and then anything can happen.
There's definitely strategy to each of the changes, and the teams that come out on top are the ones that adjust best to those changes. For instance, you can't test leading up to certain races. So the April race at Texas is that much more important, so that you can gather information to be prepared for the November race.
You won at Texas in 2009. Is it a track you enjoy?
I like Texas. It's big and fast. You've got to work on the car setup to be able to handle the aerodynamic and mechanical side, because it pushes you on both. It can be tough to balance both of those, so it's important to be prepared.