New Hampshire Post-Race Report

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19_drawtite

Driver:

Tyler Reddick

Starting Position:

6

Finishing Position:

8

Status:

Running

Owner Points Position:

7

Tyler Reddick (@tylerreddick), driver of the No. 19 Draw-Tite Ford F-150, claimed an eighth place finish in the UNOH 175 Saturday afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  The finish was Reddick’s second consecutive top 10 and his fourth in 10 starts this season.  He claimed Sunoco Rookie of the Race honors for the second consecutive race.

Reddick started sixth and ran inside the top 10 for much of the 175-lap race.  He cycled up to second place just before making his first scheduled pit stop of the day under green on lap 70.  He was eighth when the first caution of the race came out on lap 102.  He restarted 10th on lap 106 after a four tire stop and began to patiently work his way through traffic.  Tyler had settled into seventh place when the second yellow of the race slowed the pace on lap 147.  Reddick again pitted for four tires and lined up eighth when the green waved on lap 152.

On lap 155 Reddick caught a break as the third caution of the race waved.  Tyler was racing hard in traffic on the previous restart when contact with another truck cut down his left front tire.  Reddick pitted for a fresh tire and a quick check of his truck’s condition and restarted 13th when the race went green on lap 159.

Over the final 16 laps, Reddick survived three intense restarts to escape with a respectable eighth place finish.

Tyler Reddick – No. 19  Draw-Tite Ford F-150: “We had a flat tire with contact on one of those late restarts and had to come in and get it changed and managed to get back up to eighth. I knew it was going to set us back a little bit. All the guys on the team worked their tails off and got the Draw-Tite Ford F-150 where it needed to be when we slapped that other left front tire on there. We were able to get back up in the top 10. It was a pretty good day considering that we were struggling to get top 10 finishes in the beginning of the year and now even with things going wrong with nearly 10 laps to go we’re getting an eighth-place finish.”

Doug Randolph – Crew Chief, No. 19 Draw-Tite Ford F-150: “We’ve had a couple of weeks in a row building momentum with a young driver and that’s what it’s all about. We felt like at the end of the race we were going to get inside the top five but had a little damage and a flat tire.  Tyler and everybody on the Draw-Tite Ford F-150 team recovered nicely from that and we still got a top 10 out of it.  I was very happy with the day.”

 

29_Cooper

Driver:

Ryan Blaney

Starting Position:

4

Finishing Position:

10

Status:

Running

Driver Points Position:

3

Ryan Blaney (@RyanBlaney22), driver of the No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150, scored a 10th place finish in the UNOH 175 Saturday afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He remains third in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship standings, 24 points behind the leader.

Blaney started fourth and ran second throughout the early stages of the 175-lap race. He was second when the first caution set up a round of pit stops on lap 103. Blaney restarted seventh when the race went green on lap 106. He wrestled a loose handling truck during the following run but caught a break when a second yellow slowed the pace on lap 147. On lap 148 Crew Chief Chad Kendrick made the call for a two-tire stop, a move that gained Blaney track position. He lined up sixth for the restart on lap 152 and held his own despite a chaotic restart that featured three-wide racing.

A few laps later he wasn’t so fortunate. Blaney once again lined up sixth when the green waved on lap 159 following the third caution. As the field entered Turn 3, Timothy Peters got loose under Blaney and made contact, sending the No. 29 Ford F-150 for a spin. Fortunately, Ryan was able to make a great save to avoid damaging the truck.

Ryan pitted on lap 161 for four tires and restarted 14th when the green waved on lap 164. During the final 11 lap dash to the finish, Ryan aggressively fought through traffic, moving up to 10th place when the checkered flag waved.

Ryan Blaney – No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150: ”We had a solid night going in the Cooper Standard Ford F-150.  I thought we were in position to come away with a top five and then we had a problem on that last restart.  Something happened to the motor and I never quite got up to full speed.  We’re fortunate because we could have lost more points that what we did.  I’m confident we’ll come back strong next weekend at New Hampshire.”

Chad Kendrick – Crew Chief, No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150: ”I think the best case scenario we were going to finish third or so and worst case was fifth up until the motor went sour.  We led six laps and the lowest we fell to was fifth so we were right there and it was actually going to end up being a really good points night for us and then we had some issues there.  Hopefully all that is behind us and the next seven races we don’t run into any more hiccups like that and we’ll be okay.”