EARLY RACE INCIDENT AT DOVER RELEGATES MCCALL TO 41ST-PLACE FINISH DOVER, Del. (June 3, 2006) -- Just 16 laps had been recorded when Matt McCall was tapped from behind and hit the wall-ending any hope of a solid finish during Saturday's ...
EARLY RACE INCIDENT AT DOVER RELEGATES MCCALL TO 41ST-PLACE FINISH
DOVER, Del. (June 3, 2006) -- Just 16 laps had been recorded when Matt McCall was tapped from behind and hit the wall-ending any hope of a solid finish during Saturday's Stonebridgeracing.com 200 at Dover International Speedway.
McCall, driver of the No. 90 CitiFinancial Ford started the 200-lap event in the 29th position after qualifying was rained out and the field was set by owner points. Three laps after the race began, McCall radioed the crew and explained that the car was "free-in." Before he would have a chance to adjust to the racetrack, contact with another car sent him into the wall. Heavy right-side damage was sustained to the No. 90 machine and they spent four laps in the pits making repairs. McCall would rejoin the event in the 42nd position.
The trouble would continue for the Robert Yates Racing entry when a tire would go down on lap 32, sending McCall into the wall. The damage would force the No. 90 team to the garage for 67 laps. They worked diligently making several repairs and got McCall back on track on lap 99 in the 42nd position. McCall would finish the event in 41st.
"We didn't even get a chance to see how the car would have been today," said McCall. "We got bumped from behind and I got into the wall and then we cut a tire down.Justa tough day for the CitiFinancial Ford.I've really got to thank my team. They all pulled together and worked so hard to get me back in the race."
Jeff Burton scored his 22 NASCAR Busch Series victory. Carl Edwards, Kurt Busch, Clint Bowyer and Ron Hornaday complete the top-five.