Ryan Lawler Running Fast at Monster Mile; Late Race Motor Issue Ends Day Early Ryan Lawler started 22nd and finished 28th piloting the ...
Ryan Lawler Running Fast at Monster Mile; Late Race Motor Issue Ends Day Early
Ryan Lawler started 22nd and finished 28th piloting the #07 Manheim's Dealers Auto Auction of Dallas Chevy on Friday in the AAA Insurance 200 at Dover International Speedway. It was Lawler's 3rd ever start in NASCAR's 3rd highest level of racing. Lawler was running strong in the race until getting into the outside wall as many do at the tough Dover Delaware track known as the Monster Mile. The right front wheel was damaged and the toe was out of alignment. Lawler had to come down pit road for repairs. The SS Green Light crew got Lawler back out, but he was now several laps down. Lawler was back on track and was consistently putting down lap times equal to the top ten trucks.
"We had a really good truck," said Lawler. "We were fast on the high side and many trucks could only run the bottom, so we were able to make some passes and move forward. Towards the end of the race the truck became really aero-tight."
As Lawler began to beat the Monster Mile his motor suddenly let go, which ended his day. "It's too bad because we had a fast truck," added Lawler. "I really think we have the ability to show better than we have in these first few races. It's just been some bad luck."
Lawler will return to his hometown next weekend for the Sam's Town 400 at Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth, Texas. "I am really looking forward to racing there," said Lawler. I've logged thousands of laps at the ¼ mile track in Legends and Bandelero cars, but never raced the big track. I have lots of family and friends coming out to watch and hope for a good finish in front of the hometown crowd."