Talladega: Sean Murphy race report

SS Green Light Racing: High banks end early for Murphy Sean Murphy looked to build on his momentum from Vegas and while not having the strongest qualifying effort the truck was very strong in the draft. After a debris caution on lap 20 Murphy ...

SS Green Light Racing: High banks end early for Murphy

Sean Murphy looked to build on his momentum from Vegas and while not having the strongest qualifying effort the truck was very strong in the draft. After a debris caution on lap 20 Murphy pitted for fuel and returned to the track deep in the field. After the restart Murphy picked is way to 11th place by lap 30. The event had an uncharacteristic long green flag run, which included what Talladega is famous for, a pack of 30 trucks running in a two and sometimes three wide, bumper to bumper draft. Murphy drafted with Skinner, Hornaday, Benson and other top drivers. As he worked with various drafting partners Murphy continued to climb through the field and by lap 40 found himself in 8th position. Then on lap 48 the day was cut short due to a catastrophic engine failure which took Murphy out of the event.

Sean Murphy, driver of the ASILimited / Akzo Nobel / Spectrum Metal Finishing Chevrolet said, "It was exciting out there today, I gained valuable knowledge in the draft and experience. I wish the day could have lasted longer, I'm sure we were on target for a top 10 run."

This was the last Craftsman Truck Series event for SS Green Light Racing Driver Sean Murphy for 2008, his focus will now turn to the ASA Late Model Event, The Memphis

Motorsports Park Kings Ransom 200 scheduled for November 15th. This event will mark the final race on the ASA Late Model Challenge Series schedule and the "Triple Crown" event where Murphy could take home a $100,000 bonus by winning the final leg of the "Triple Crown".

Murphy currently sits 3rd in the national points standings just 65 points behind Jacob Goede and only 121 points behind points leader Peter Cozzolino. Murphy has 4 wins on the season at some of the toughest tracks on the schedule including two of the triple crown events. Murphy's hopes are to one day add his name to the list of "graduates" from the ASA Series to make it big in the Cup Series.

-credit: ssglr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Sean Murphy