GMS Racing NGOTS Bristol Recap

By August 16, 2019 October 1st, 2019 News

Sheldon Creed, No. 2 Chevy Accessories Chevrolet Silverado

START: 24th | FINISH: 6th | POINTS: 12th
Notes & Quotes:—
– Sheldon Creed qualified 24th for Thursday night’s UNOH 200, but was forced to start at the rear of the field for unapproved adjustments when the team made repairs to the engine that was only running on seven cylinders during his qualifying run.
– Thursday night’s sixth-place finish marked Creed’s third consecutive top-ten finish. It is his seventh top ten of the season.

“We had some motor issues in qualifying which was a bummer because I felt like we could’ve qualified better than where we did. I knew our Silverado was good in race trim so I just had to be patient and keep my truck clean coming up through the pack. We charged hard all night in order to be in contention for the win. I can’t thank GMS and Chevy enough for the support. I feel like I’m getting my mojo back in the last few weeks.”

Sam Mayer, No. 21 Manpower U.S. Chevrolet Silverado

START: 18th | FINISH 21st
Notes & Quotes:—
– Coming off his K&N East win earlier in the evening, Mayer made his first start in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series Thursday night at Bristol. He started 18th and patiently worked his way through the field, learning with every lap.
– By the end of the second stage, Mayer was scored in 10th place and pitted for four tires, fuel and a track bar adjustment to the Manpower Silverado.
– He started the final stage in 12th, but was up to ninth by lap 166. A red flag stopped the race with 14 laps to go. He restarted 10th with 11 to go. With only seven laps to go and a top-10 finish in his sights, Mayer was hit by Ben Rhodes and sent into the outside wall. The Manpower Silverado had extensive right-side damage forcing him out of the race with a 21st-place finish.
“Getting an opportunity to run in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series is really special to me and hopefully we can do better and not get wrecked next time. I have to thank everyone at GMS Racing, Chevy and Drivers Edge Development for supporting me, and Manpower for coming on board for my three races. I’m looking forward to my next truck race in Martinsville in October.”

Brett Moffitt, No. 24 Midnight Moon Moonshine Chevrolet Silverado

START: 1st | FINISH: 1st | POINTS: 1st
Notes & Quotes:—
– Brett Moffitt won the pole for Thursday night’s event. He would go on to win the 22nd Annual UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics, his 10th victory and in 53 Gander Outdoors Truck Series races.
– This is Moffitt’s third victory and 12th top-10 finish in 2019.
– This is Moffitt’s first victory and second top-10 finish in three races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
– Moffitt increased his points lead to 16 points over second place and the No. 24 took over the top spot in owner’s standings, leading by nine points over second.
“This is just so cool to be able to win with Junior Johnson on our truck at Bristol Motor Speedway. I think every NASCAR driver would be lying to you if they said they didn’t want to win here so this was pretty cool. We’re locked in to the next round of the playoffs so that takes a lot of stress off these next few weeks.”

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