Lebanon, Tennessee (June 29, 2023) - After a few weeks off from NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series action, G2G Racing was looking to rebound after a less-than-stellar outing at Charlotte.
As the team unloaded and rolled through technical inspection, the team felt optimistic in their truck, as the team had taken a significant step forward in their 1.5-mile program. And with young-gun Memphis Villarreal behind the wheel of the team’s No. 46 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro, the team was set for success.
In practice, Villarreal ran a fast lap of 31.598 seconds, which was his next-to-last lap of the session. He then brought the truck in, to make adjustments for qualifying and cool down his machine.
In qualifying, Villarreal picked up speed, running a fast lap of 31.260 seconds. Picking up almost four tenths of a second from practice. Thankfully, his lap locked him into the evening’s 200-mile race.
As the race approached, the team felt they had what it took to get the team back on-track for their growth.
The trucks fired and made their way onto the 1.333-mile track. Villarreal settled in, as he sought to achieve another career best finish. The green flag waved, and the race got underway.
After two quick cautions, Villarreal found himself in the 25th position, with the opportunity to continue his movement forward. As the green flag, once again, he set out to move his way through the field. He had moved his way up to the 21st position, before lady luck ruined his run.
On lap 26, Villarreal came across the radio, reporting he had lost power in his truck. He quickly pulled his truck off the racing surface and brought it to the attention of the team. After the crew had a chance to diagnose the problem, it appeared some of the electrical wires had gone bad, thus ending his race. He was credited with finishing 35th.
The team will reload and look to make left and right turns at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course on July 8th. The racing action will get started at 1:30pm Eastern, with live coverage on Fox Sports 1 and NASCAR SiriusXM Channel 90.
Mooresville, North Carolina (June 20th, 2023) - After successful first career start in the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series, Memphis Villarreal will step back behind the wheel of the No. 46 G2G Racing Toyota Tundra TRD Pro at the Nashville Superspeedway this weekend.
“We are thrilled to have Memphis back in the truck this weekend,” team owner Tim Viens said of Villarreal. “He is coming off a win last weekend at Houston Motorsports Park in the Pro-Trucks, and we are looking for him to carry his momentum forward.”
In his first career start, he piloted the team’s No. 46 entry to a 24th place finish, while turning heads racing with current NASCAR Cup Series star, Ross Chastain.
Viens continued to praise Villarreal on his series debut in April, saying he did extremely well taking care of his equipment and being competitive with the stars of the series.
Villarreal will look to best his career-best finish of 24th this weekend at Nashville, while using his knowledge of the team to build momentum.
“I’m really excited about racing Nashville,” Villarreal said. “I hope I can have a good showing for the team and the guys at the shop.”
Villarreal will fly the Laredo Trailer Supply colors on his No. 46 machine, which are making their first appearance, as a sponsor, in NASCAR.
The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Rackley Roofing 200 at Nashville Superspeedway is set for Friday, June 23rd. Fox Sports 1 will carry television coverage of the race beginning at 8:00 PM Eastern.
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