Las Vegas: JJ Yeley race report

Yeley, DLP HDTV Team, Endure Long Day at Las Vegas J.J. Yeley and the DLP HDTV/Hall of Fame Racing team struggled to a disappointing 27th-place finish in Sunday's UAW-Dodge 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Yeley,...

Yeley, DLP HDTV Team, Endure Long Day at Las Vegas

J.J. Yeley and the DLP HDTV/Hall of Fame Racing team struggled to a disappointing 27th-place finish in Sunday's UAW-Dodge 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Yeley, who started 30th in the No. 96 DLP HDTV Toyota Camry, finished the race one lap down, completing 266 of 267 laps.

"It was just a real long day," Yeley said. "We just couldn't ever seem to find the speed we needed early. To me, the car was at its best at the end, but by then we'd given up track position and a lap. It didn't seem like there were a lot of guys who were able to make up for a lack of track position out there. It's just a tough day. It's not what we wanted, but it's behind us now."

While Sunday was disappointing, the DLP HDTV team will get right back to work on Monday as they begin a two-day test at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz.

Yeley, 31, grew up in Phoenix, and Hall of Fame Racing's majority owners, Jeff Moorad and Tom Garfinkel reside in nearby Paradise Valley, Ariz.

"To me, it's good to go right to Phoenix," Yeley said. "It's going to make me try to do better. It's going to push the guys harder. It's obvious we're not exactly were we need to be, so we need to make some changes to get there. Hopefully, we can figure that out in the next couple of days."

Yeley's 27th-place result dropped him three spots to 31st in the championship point standings. After three races, Yeley has 246 points and is 245 markers behind new series leader Carl Edwards. Yeley is 46 points ahead of 36th-place Dario Franchitti.

-credit: hofr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Dario Franchitti , J.J. Yeley , Carl Edwards
Teams Hall of Fame Racing