Kansas City, Kansas (May 8, 2023) - Bringing two NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series machines to a race is a tall order, but G2G Racing showed muscle, both Brennan Poole and Tim Viens having adequate runs at the Kansas Speedway last weekend.
After unloading, the team began to work on both trucks, preparing them for technical inspection and the practice and qualifying sessions to follow.
Each truck breezed its way through inspection and the teams rolled them onto the grid.
As Poole and Viens climbed in their machines, both felt optimistic about getting both trucks on-track.
In practice, Poole ran a fast lap of 31.980 seconds, while Viens ran a fast lap of 36.599 seconds. With that type of speed, the entire team felt they had a chance to really make some noise within the racing series.
In qualifying, Poole stood on the provisional pole while over 1/3rd of the field, with a lap of 32.136 seconds. Viens ran a similar lap to his practice laps, recording a 38.521 second lap.
After the dust had settled, Poole would start 26th and Viens would start 35th.
Then, as the race started, mechanical gremlins reared their ugly head.
Only a handful of laps into the 134 lap race, Viens came across the radio. He has reported that the truck would not stay in gear. Therefore, he brought it to the attention of the crew. The team worked to rectify the issue, before discovering it was an internal issue within the transmission. This ended Viens day.
Poole continued on, as he consistently ran great lap times, picking off trucks one-by-one.
One thing Poole does very well while racing is manage races. Throughout the race, he slowly worked his way through multiple incidents, vaulting his truck to, at one point, inside the Top-10 with only a few laps to go in Stage 1.
By the time the checkered flag had flow, Poole had made his way to 20th, while Viens recorded a 36th place result.
G2G Racing will look to build on their momentum, as the series heads to the Darlington Race for NASCAR’s Throwback Weekend. The Buckle Up South Carolina 200 will take the green flag a little after 8pm Eastern, with live coverage on Fox Sports 1 and NASCAR SiriusXM Channel 90.