POST-RACE REPORT: TEXAS
Fort Worth, Tex. (May 21, 2022) - With wheelman Brennan Poole back behind the wheel of the No. 46 Toyota Tundra, G2G Racing looked for the perfect combination, the Texas native, and the 1.5 mile, Texas Motor Speedway, to continue the team’s momentum.
In practice, Poole recorded a fast lap of 31.138 seconds. Good enough for 30th best.
In qualifying, Poole picked up his pace, as he has all season, recording a lap of 30.662 seconds. He spent most of the session inside the Top-10, before some of his competitors made some lightning quick laps, slowly sliding down the leaderboard. By the time the dust had settled, he was issued the 26th starting spot.
As Poole climbed into his truck, he began to focus on the race, continuing to build the G2G Racing program.
As the green flag waved, he settled in, and began to navigate traffic. After a few laps, there were reports of rain around the speedway, but the race continued without pause.
Poole was methodical with his movements, picking and choosing the right moments to get to the front, while continuing to find speed every lap. He used this to elevate himself to the 25th position at the conclusion of Stage 1.
He then brought the car down pit road for tires, fuel, and adjustments. A small hiccup on pit road lost him a few spots.
As the race returned to green flag conditions, Poole looked to make up the positions lost on pit road. He quickly made his way up to 22nd, as he reported the truck needed adjustments for early in the run.
As Stage 2 drew to a close, Poole had fallen to 25th.
During the break, he brought the car down pit road for service, as Tim Sliva commanded the crew on the adjustments. Both he and the team felt that Poole had the adjustments needed to vault him up the leaderboard.
As the final stage of the race unfolded, multiple cautions derailed the action, as Poole reported that his truck was free, but the team reassured him that if the race could stay green, that it would improve.
As the race continued, a caution in the middle of the run slowed the pace, as Poole brought his truck to the attention of the crew.
As the crew was changing tires, one of the tires wobbled its way out of the pit box. This resulted in an Uncontrolled Tire Penalty, sending him to the back for the restart.
As the race returned to green, Poole started picking off positions, one by one.
There was a caution at the end of the race, forcing overtime. Unfortunately, Poole had some debris that made its way onto the front of his truck, but he was quickly able to get it cleared off before the temperature of his motor elevated.
As he settled in for the Green-White-Checkered finish, he looked to jump multiple trucks to get the best finishing spot possible.
Poole jumped out of the blocks on the restart, as he was able to navigate his way to 23rd, as the race came to a conclusion. This gave G2G Racing its first lead lap finish since Atlanta, earlier this season.
The team will pack up and head home for the NC Education Lottery 200 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Next Friday, the action will get started at 8:30pm Eastern, with the race being broadcasted live on Fox Sports 1, and heard live on SiriusXM NASCAR, Channel 90.
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