Sometimes it takes time to get acquainted with new surroundings, but I haven't had any problems since joining the Hendrick organization. Admittedly, I was hesitant at first on how much I could do, but everyone told me just to go ahead and not to worry about it. I might have taken it too far at first in Daytona when I grabbed a radio from Jeff Gordon's hauler and went on top of the hauler to watch practice, but everyone up there introduced themselves to me. It was great.

I met Jeff Gordon a couple of years ago and I'm almost certain he doesn't realize it was me, or even remember it. Jeff was testing his Busch car at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and he had taken a break and was sitting down. I approached him and asked if he would sign a few things for me. I actually had about four bags of stuff for him to sign and he signed it all. That really impressed me.

I really looked forward to finally getting things started on the track, once I turned 18. The plan for this season is to run seven ARCA races throughout the year and six Busch Series races.

So far, it's not that big of a deal going back and forth between ARCA and the Busch Series this season. Basically, it's as simple as jumping into another car, taking off and trying to gain as many positions as possible. Kurt told me to take my time and things will all work out.