POST-RACE REPORT: CHARLOTTE
G2G RACING MEDIA NOTES: CHARLOTTE
Mooresville, N.C. - (May 25, 2022) - G2G Racing will return to a two-truck lineup for this weekend’s NC Education Lottery 200 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Ryan Huff will return to the team’s flagship No. 46 Toyota Tundra, as Brennan Poole will be back in the No. 47 Tundra, as well.
In 2022, Huff has had an up-and-down season, finishing 28th in his lone start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. On the upside, he has found significant success in the ARCA Menards Series, recording three Top-10 finishes in two of his three starts this season. Additionally, he finds himself 11th in ARCA championship points.
Huff will look to improve his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series statistics with a solid finish this weekend.
As for Poole, he has been a staple in the G2G Racing lineup this season. He has been with the team, mentoring young talent and assisting the program as it grows.
He scored a season-best finish of 23rd last weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway. He had good runs going at Atlanta and Darlington, before issues arose, knocking him out of the Top-15.
Charlotte has been special for Poole, as he recorded his best career truck finish of 2nd in 2019.
In his career, Poole has recorded six wins in ARCA Menards Series competition, along with 8 Top-5s and 36 Top-10s in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. His most notable moment came in 2016, where a controversial call from race control took away what would have been his first career win at the Talladega Superspeedway.
POST-RACE REPORT: TEXAS
Fort Worth, Tex. (May 21, 2022) - With wheelman Brennan Poole back behind the wheel of the No. 46 Toyota Tundra, G2G Racing looked for the perfect combination, the Texas native, and the 1.5 mile, Texas Motor Speedway, to continue the team’s momentum.
In practice, Poole recorded a fast lap of 31.138 seconds. Good enough for 30th best.
In qualifying, Poole picked up his pace, as he has all season, recording a lap of 30.662 seconds. He spent most of the session inside the Top-10, before some of his competitors made some lightning quick laps, slowly sliding down the leaderboard. By the time the dust had settled, he was issued the 26th starting spot.
As Poole climbed into his truck, he began to focus on the race, continuing to build the G2G Racing program.
As the green flag waved, he settled in, and began to navigate traffic. After a few laps, there were reports of rain around the speedway, but the race continued without pause.
Poole was methodical with his movements, picking and choosing the right moments to get to the front, while continuing to find speed every lap. He used this to elevate himself to the 25th position at the conclusion of Stage 1.
He then brought the car down pit road for tires, fuel, and adjustments. A small hiccup on pit road lost him a few spots.
As the race returned to green flag conditions, Poole looked to make up the positions lost on pit road. He quickly made his way up to 22nd, as he reported the truck needed adjustments for early in the run.
As Stage 2 drew to a close, Poole had fallen to 25th.
During the break, he brought the car down pit road for service, as Tim Sliva commanded the crew on the adjustments. Both he and the team felt that Poole had the adjustments needed to vault him up the leaderboard.
As the final stage of the race unfolded, multiple cautions derailed the action, as Poole reported that his truck was free, but the team reassured him that if the race could stay green, that it would improve.
As the race continued, a caution in the middle of the run slowed the pace, as Poole brought his truck to the attention of the crew.
As the crew was changing tires, one of the tires wobbled its way out of the pit box. This resulted in an Uncontrolled Tire Penalty, sending him to the back for the restart.
As the race returned to green, Poole started picking off positions, one by one.
There was a caution at the end of the race, forcing overtime. Unfortunately, Poole had some debris that made its way onto the front of his truck, but he was quickly able to get it cleared off before the temperature of his motor elevated.
As he settled in for the Green-White-Checkered finish, he looked to jump multiple trucks to get the best finishing spot possible.
Poole jumped out of the blocks on the restart, as he was able to navigate his way to 23rd, as the race came to a conclusion. This gave G2G Racing its first lead lap finish since Atlanta, earlier this season.
The team will pack up and head home for the NC Education Lottery 200 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Next Friday, the action will get started at 8:30pm Eastern, with the race being broadcasted live on Fox Sports 1, and heard live on SiriusXM NASCAR, Channel 90.
G2G RACING MEDIA NOTES: TEXAS
POST RACE REPORT: KANSAS
Kansas City, Kansas (May 18, 2022) - G2G Racing took a large step forward this weekend at Kansas, even with series newcomer Ryan Huff behind the wheel.
In the lone practice session, the team elected to only run two laps, shaking down the truck for potential issues. Despite the limited laps, Huff recorded a lap of 32.470 seconds, the 25th best time. In qualifying, Huff struggled to find the same pace, recording a lap of 32.696 seconds. This placed him in the 31st starting position for the evening’s Heart of America 200.
The team then went to work, making adjustments for the No. 46 G2G Racing Tundra, as he looked to work his way through the pack from the drop of the green flag.
As the green flag waved, Huff settled in, looking for the right opportunities to move forward.
He quickly dropped back a few positions, but made them back up, as he began to find his rhythm. As the first stage continued, Huff made up positions, one by one. As Stage 1 was coming to a close, Huff lost a lap to the leaders, but did not give up his fight to remain on the lead lap. He fought valiantly, but was trapped a lap down, as the leaders just passed another truck in front of him.
During the stage break, he brought the truck to the attention of Tim Sliva and the crew, as they changed tires, filled his truck full of Sunoco Racing Fuel, and sent him back out. Unfortunately, his excitement to get back out cost him, as he was nabbed for speeding on pit road. Thus, forcing him to start Stage 2 from the back of the field.
Motivated to return through the pack, he quickly made his way through other trucks, finding himself in 29th, only a few laps into the second stage. Once again, he found the leaders bearing down on his tailgate as Stage 2 was coming to a close. On the exchange of losing a lap, a truck was able to navigate its way by him, sliding him down a spot.
As Stage 2 concluded, he needed adjustments to attempt to get his laps back.
"We're still in this thing, don't give up on me," Crew Chief Tim Sliva came across the radio to encourage Huff.
He then came down pit road for tires, fuel, and adjustments. Again, Huff was busted for speeding on pit road. This forced him to restart from the rear, as the final stage got underway.
Huff had lost his focus, as he went another lap down. After Sliva calmed him down, Huff settled in and began to keep a consistent pace once again.
As the checkered flag waved, Huff came across in 28th position.
The team will look to build on the momentum they have going, this weekend, at the Texas Motor Speedway, for the SpeedyCash.com 220 on Friday Evening. The action will get started around 8:30pm Eastern, with live coverage on Fox Sports 1 SiriusXM NASCAR, Channel 90.
G2G RACING MEDIA NOTES: KANSAS
RYAN HUFF MOVES TO G2G FOR KANSAS
Mooresville, N.C. (May 13, 2022) - Ryan Huff will bring his talents to G2G Racing for the Heart of America 200 at the Kansas Speedway.
Huff is no stranger to the 1.5-mile oval in Kansas, making starts in the ARCA Menards Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series the past two seasons. His best finish at Kansas came in 2020, while driving for the legendary Andy Hillenburg, finishing 13th, while his best finish in the trucks was 19th running for Reaume Brothers Racing.
Across the two national series, Huff has recorded 11 career starts, recording 5 top-10 finishes. In Camping World Truck Series competition, he recorded two career starts, with a best finish of 19th.
Huff will pilot the team’s flagship No. 46 Toyota Tundra in the Heart of America 200 on Saturday Night. The racing action starts at 8:00pm Eastern, with the race being broadcasted live on Fox Sports 1 and on SiriusXM NASCAR, Channel 90.
POST-RACE REPORT: DARLINGTON
Darlington, South Carolina (May 9, 2022) - Brennan Poole looked to channel his inner Cole Trickle this weekend at Darlington. Unfortunately, early mechanical issues soiled Poole’s opportunity for a strong run in the Dead On Tools 200.
The weekend started like any other weekend for G2G Racing. Unloading the truck, receiving tech approval from NASCAR, and preparing it to hit the racing surface.
In the lone practice session, Poole recorded 9 laps, with a fast lap of 30.627 seconds. That was the 30th quickest time.
In qualifying, he picked up his pace, recording a lap of 30.063 seconds. That was nearly six-tenths of a second quicker than what he ran in practice. After the session ended, he was placed in the 27th starting spot.
The team felt optimistic for Poole and his No. 46 Cole Trickle Throwback Toyota Tundra that he could have a good run. Then, the day went south as the command was given to fire the engines.
As Poole went to fire his racing machine, it refused to start. The team quickly went to work, trying to rectify the problem. The team had to miss the start of the race, putting Poole multiple laps down to the leaders. Then finally….VROOM! The truck came to life, as Poole rocketed his way onto the track.
Although he was multiple laps down, Poole began to navigate traffic, making up for lost time. He kept a strong pace, as he crept up the leaderboard.
After Stage 1, Poole had made up some ground, but needed adjustments to make his truck better. Therefore, he brought it to the attention of the crew, as they serviced the truck and sent him back out.
He used his pure grit to continue to battle, as he once again made his way up the leaderboard.
As Stage 2 came to an end, he once again had a small mechanical issue that occurred during the break, but fortunately, the team was able to quickly fix the problem and send him back out.
As the race slowly started drawing to a close, he kept picking off trucks ahead of him, one-by-one. By the time the checkered flag waved, he found himself in the 30th position. Then, as an added vault on the leaderboard, one of the front runners on the evening was disqualified, pushing him up the 29th position.
G2G Racing will look to rebound at the Kansas Speedway, as the longest stretch of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season emerges. Kansas marks the second race of an 8-week marathon as the series starts to gain speed. The Heart of America 200 will be run Saturday, May 14th, at 8:00pm Eastern, and will be broadcasted live on Fox Sports 1, and on SiriusXM NASCAR, Channel 90.
G2G RACING MEDIA NOTES: DARLINGTON