With 2 races to go and 5th place in the series getting ever closer the heat was on us to figure out the last scraps of speed in the car on ovals and keep the awesome streak of top 5 finishes going. Kentucky was up and another demanding 1.5 mile flat out oval challenge we had to tackle with both hands.
Qualifying went extremely well. Once I’d gotten over the initial running around a new oval flat out at 190 mph we managed to eek out a pretty decent setup and overall speed to place the car 5th for the race. Things were really looking up as we figured our car’s strongest point wasn’t in outright speed on it’s own, it was better suited for running in traffic in the race. It usually stays strong and helps me bring it home in the top 5.