Kentucky: Justin Marks race report

MARKS OK AFTER HARD HIT AT KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY CONCORD, NC (5-14-07) After spinning on his second lap of qualifying, Justin Marks had to change tires and start in the rear of the field for Saturday night's Buckle-Up Kentucky 150 in Kentucky ...

MARKS OK AFTER HARD HIT AT KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY

CONCORD, NC (5-14-07) After spinning on his second lap of qualifying, Justin Marks had to change tires and start in the rear of the field for Saturday night's Buckle-Up Kentucky 150 in Kentucky Speedway. But with a little patience, Marks was able to drive his way to the ninth position before he was hit from behind and sent hard into the turn one wall.

"We weren't as good off of the truck as we thought we were going to be so we had to really dig down deep in practice to get the Construct Corps Dodge to run fast," Marks said. "I think we made some improvements during the course of the day but we just didn't end up with a car that could contend for the win. Robby and everyone on the team continue to do a fantastic job with these racecars. Sometimes you have days when it seems the car is perfect and sometimes there are days when you're a little off. We'll go back to the drawing board and bring a better racecar to the next big track."

Marks was entering turn one on the lap 49 restart when the 10th place machine hit him, sending him nose first into the turn one wall and ultimately catching on fire. Marks was able to extract himself from the car without being seriously injured.

"I love racing in the ARCA RE/MAX Series, but I honestly believe that something needs to be done to try and eliminate or reduce the amount of poor decisions that are being made on the racetrack. Every single torn up racecar that left Kentucky Speedway was the result of lack of patience, bad decisions or stupid mistakes. There wasn't a single 'racing incident'. We were just trying to run the most conservative, smart race as possible because we knew we didn't have a great car. We were solidly in the top-ten and ended up being the victim of another driver's lack of patience. It seems like so many of these drivers are trying to win the race in every corner and on every restart and forget that the only lap that pays the money is the last one."

The RAB Racing crew is back in the shop today preparing for The Hantz Group 200 by Federated Car Care at Toledo Speedway Sunday, May 20th.

"I'm excited about Toledo because our short track program is really strong and continues to get better. The racecar is very fast and everyone at RAB Racing has done a great job repairing the damage from Winchester. We're in a big hole in the points because of our bad luck but we have to persevere and continue to work to the best of our ability and remain focused and determined. There is so much talent on this team that I am excited to go to the racetrack every weekend no matter where we are because I know we will be one of the cars to beat. Our day will come."

-credit: rab

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