Blown Tire Costs Brent Good Finish at Chicagoland Joliet, Illinois - (August 28, 2010) - Chicagoland Speedway is a track that just fits the style of Robb Brent and the Allgaier Motorsports Team. They laid down the ninth fastest time in final ...
Blown Tire Costs Brent Good Finish at Chicagoland
Joliet, Illinois - (August 28, 2010) - Chicagoland Speedway is a track that just fits the style of Robb Brent and the Allgaier Motorsports Team. They laid down the ninth fastest time in final practice and qualified in the 14th starting position for Friday night's race. Right from the start the No.36 Dodge Charger shot towards the front and passed two cars in the first corner. The caution flag first flew around 10 laps into the race with Brent already up to the seventh position, and he would restart fifth after a few cars made early pit stops.
The following green flag run found the Orchard Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram machine battling with the leader and swapping positions inside the top 5. "We had a really fast car in the beginning of the race especially off of turn two," Brent said. The next yellow came out and the leaders all decided to pit except for the No.36. After leading ten laps under yellow, crew chief Dave Leiner calculated they had made it into their fuel window for one stop and brought the car down pit road for four fresh Hoosier tires and a tank of Sunoco fuel. With a small adjustment to tighten up the car driving center off the corner, the Shelby Township, Michigan driver was back on the track and focused to take it back to the front.
Restarting around 15th on the track, Brent maneuvered his way to the top ten quickly and found himself in eighth spot when another caution was thrown. The next few laps would change the race dramatically for the team after the restart when Brent radioed that he may be feeling a vibration in the car. He stayed out trying to ride out the problem until the next yellow. Shortly after the alarm, however, the right rear tire blew out of turn two and the rear end of the car was smashed in the wall. The car was too wrecked to continue driving, so the car was parked with a 24th place finish.
"This was a disappointing finish to what could have been a great day for our team," Brent remarked. "I really felt good out there and I think we could have run with the leaders at the end." The team will repair the car for Kansas Speedway later in the season and head to the dirt track next on Labor Day at DuQuoin State Fairgrounds.