Bristol: Nate Monteith race report

Monteith Solid in Bristol Bristol, TN, (August 21, 2009)-Bristol Tennessee native, Nate Monteith piloting the No. 09 Graceway Pharmaceuticals Toyota Tundra posted a 26th-place finish Wednesday, August 19, 2009 in the running of the O'Reilly 200...

Monteith Solid in Bristol

Bristol, TN, (August 21, 2009)-Bristol Tennessee native, Nate Monteith piloting the No. 09 Graceway Pharmaceuticals Toyota Tundra posted a 26th-place finish Wednesday, August 19, 2009 in the running of the O'Reilly 200 presented by Valvoline NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.

Monteith in his second start for Billy Ballew Motorsports at the 0.533-mile high banked oval placed the NASCAR Camping World Truck in the 20th-place position for the 200 lap race with a time of 16.110 seconds at a speed of 119.006 miles per hour.

From the start of the event Monteith reported in to crew chief Brad Parrott that the truck was loose coming down pit road on lap 37 for four tires and returning on lap 38 for fuel and trackbar adjustments.

Monteith restarted in the 28th-place position and started making gains on the race track battling for position when on lap 50 the No. 09 Graceway Pharmaceuticals was spun by another competitor bringing out the caution.

Parrott brought the truck down pit road to begin making repairs pitting several times to fix the fender damage and service the Graceway Pharmaceuticals Tundra.

Monteith restarted in the 31st-place position and despite the damage on the Billy Ballew Motorsports Tundra he continued to battle for positions bringing home a 26th-place finish in the O'Reilly 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.

"I really enjoyed running at Bristol this year," Monteith said. "It was great having a local sponsor and running in my hometown. Graceway Pharma gave me a great opportunity this week and I hope that we put on a good show for them. As far as the finish, although we had a rough race, the team did exactly what we wished to accomplish.....finished the race at Bristol"

According to NASCAR Loop Statistical Data, Monteith tied for second as a "Closer" in the Camping World Truck Series race. The figure is calculated by the number of positions improved in the last 10% of the race.

The No. 15 Graceway Pharmaceuticals truck finished in the sixth place position and the No. 51 Miccosukee Resort/Graceway Pharmaceuticals truck picking up the win at Bristol Motor Speedway.

-credit: bbm

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