POST RACE REPORT: LAS VEGAS
Las Vegas, Nev. (March 5th, 2022) - G2G Racing came ready to build off of disappointment at Daytona, and even when adversity arose, the team rallied to give Matt Jaskol a career night in the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200.
With the race weekend limited to a single day, the entire team unloaded and quickly focused on preparing both trucks for inspection. Then preparing both trucks for practice and qualifying.
In the new practice and qualifying format, both Matt Jaskol and Brennan Poole made laps in the session, recording laps of 33.401 seconds and 34.008 seconds, respectively.
After a short break, everyone jumped into qualifying for the evening’s 200-mile race.
Both drivers went out early in the session. Jaskol picked up over a second from practice, running a lap of 32.100 second lap, where Brennan Poole picked up almost three seconds, recording a lap of 31.767 seconds. As the session lingered, both drivers saw themselves slide down the leaderboard, ending with Jaskol 36th, and Poole 33rd. Then, adversity hit.
Due to NASCAR’s provisional system, Poole was locked into the field on his lap time, while Jaskol, was the odd man out, placing him out of the 36-truck field.
After a quick conversation with management, it was decided that Brennan Poole would step out of his truck, and Jaskol would race the team’s No. 46 AutoParts4Less.com Tundra, for his first career start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
As the race approached, Jaskol was excited, but focused on driving his truck to the front. The driver change forced Jaskol to start 36th, the last truck in the field.
When the green flag waved, Jaskol slightly lagged back, wanting to get into his own groove for the race.
Toward the end of Stage 1, Jaskol went a lap down, but was running competitive laps, feeling out his Toyota Tundra. Even when the leaders were around, Jaskol studied their lines, and continued to work to mimic them, improving each lap.
With a handful of laps left Stage 1, there were several cautions that trapped Jaskol a lap down, but was chipper with his slow, steady improvement. As the stage ended, he brought the truck in for tires, fuel, and adjustments.
After pit stops, he lined up 33rd, looking to get back into the race.
Stage 2 was plagued with cautions, as Jaskol navigated to 31st, finally placing him in the Lucky Dog position. With the extraordinary amount of cautions, he had made his way back onto the lead lap, and was gaining positions.
As Stage 3 started, Jaskol settled in and looked to make his way through the field. Although multiple cautions slowed the pace, he slowly made his way up the leaderboard. Then, with a late race restart, Jaskol rocketed ahead, going from 27th to 23rd on the final restart of the race.
After the conclusion of the race, one of the leaders was disqualified, moving him up a position, placing him 22nd, his career-best finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
The next race for G2G Racing will be at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 19th, for the FR8 Auctions 208. Matt Jaskol will be back behind the wheel for the team, while the other driver will be announced at a later date.
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