POST-RACE REPORT: GATEWAY
Madison, Illinois (June 5th, 2022) - The World Wide Technology Raceway was full of buzz and excitement, not only for the newest date on the NASCAR schedule, but for G2G Racing, as the team was looking to build up some momentum, heading into the final weeks of the longest stretch of the regular season.
In practice, Brennan Poole recorded a lap of 34.375 seconds in his No. 46 Toyota Tundra. In qualifying, as he has done all season, Poole picked up his ace, recording a lap of 33.979 seconds. This placed him in the 31st starting position for the Toyota 200.
As the field took the green flag, Poole looked to settle in, finding the right moves to make to get to the front. But early drama appeared as some of the trucks throughout the field did not get up to speed as quickly.
Poole evaded the mess, but it dropped him back to 35th. He settled in and began his hunt for the front. He quickly passed a few cars, as the field began to get strung out around the race track.
As the first stage began to draw to a close, the leaders began sneaking up on Poole. Unfortunately, some slow traffic infront of Poole pushed him a lap down to the leaders, missing his opportunity to be in the Lucky Dog position as the stage ended.
He then brought the truck to the attention of the crew, where they took tires, and made adjustments. After pit stops, this pushed Poole back to the last position in the field. Therefore, the only direction he could go is up.
A flurry of cautions at the start Stage 2 moved Poole up the leaderboard quickly.
By the time the smoke had cleared from all the cautions, Poole found himself in 31st. During the stage break, Poole brought his Tundra down pit road for service, as the truck had developed a vibration. The team did a quick look over of the truck and could not find any issues. Therefore, they sent him back out.
As the field went back to green, smoke began to come out of the back of Poole’s truck. This forced NASCAR to wave the black flag for Poole to fix the issue.
Poole then pulled behind the wall, where the team was unable to fix the problem. This resulted in a 34th place finish.
G2G Racing will look for some luck next week, as the series heads out to the Sonoma Raceway for the Door Dash 250. The action will get started at 7:30pm Eastern, with the race being broadcasted live on Fox Sports 1 and on SiriusXM NASCAR, Channel 90.
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