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.