Homestead, Florida (October 24, 2023) - After a several week break from the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series, Armani Williams and team looked to put G2G Racing at the front throughout the weekend.
Practice was delayed, as a small rain shower made its way across the speedway. This gave Williams and his crew an opportunity to strategize to help make his No. 46 BlueSprig Toyota Tundra TRD Pro faster throughout the weekend.
After the rain had stopped and the track was dried, Williams made his way onto the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway for practice. He ran six laps, before he brought it to the attention of the crew for adjustments. After his adjustments, he returned to the speedway for several more circuits, before calling it quits in practice. His fastest lap was 36.892 seconds, good enough for 34th quickest.
The team then made a decision to sit out qualifying, as Williams was locked into the next day’s Baptist Health 200. He was given the 34th starting spot.
The next day turned out to be a race of attrition. From the dropping of the green flag, Williams struggled, but as the race slowly progressed, he became more and more confident. Even finally getting the feel for “ripping the boards”. By the end of Stage 1, he had moved up to 33rd and was slowly making progress to the leaders.
During pit stops, he brought his truck to the attention of Tim Sliva and the G2G Racing pit crew.
After changing tires and filling the truck full of fuel, Williams went to rejoin the race and he stalled the truck trying to pull out of his pit stall. He attempted to start the truck, but it would not start. Then, the crew feverishly went to work to get his truck restarted.
Finally, the truck restarted, but he lost several laps to the leader in the process. He rejoined the race to hopefully slowly gain positions when drivers fell out of the race. By the end of Stage 2, Williams had navigated to the 32nd position. Not to be defeated, Williams continued to set his eyes on the front.
As the Final Stage went green, Armani settled in and got back to work.
He fought until the end, as he crossed the finish line in the 32nd position. Although he finished 32nd, one of the leaders was disqualified, giving him a 31st place finish.
The NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series will make its final trip of the season to the Phoenix Raceway to crown a 2023 Champion on November 3rd. Racing action will start at 10:00pm Eastern, 7:00pm Mountain. All of the action will be broadcasted live on Fox Sports 1 and on NASCAR SiriusXM, Channel 90.