BUSCH: Lepage Bristol report

REAR END GEAR PUTS A DAMPER ON LEPAGE'S DAY AT BRISTOL Kevin Lepage started the Moore's Snacks 250 NASCAR Busch Grand National event at Bristol Motor Speedway 12th on the grid. At one point Lepage had moved the ...

REAR END GEAR PUTS A DAMPER ON LEPAGE'S DAY AT BRISTOL

Kevin Lepage started the Moore's Snacks 250 NASCAR Busch Grand National event at Bristol Motor Speedway 12th on the grid. At one point Lepage had moved the #88 Hype Chevy up as high as eighth, but his hopes of another top ten finish went out the window when the rear end gear broke on the restart after one of the late cautions of the race. The Ridling Motorsports Team work furiously to get Lepage back on the track. Just as the last caution of the day came out on Lap 248 when Hermie Sadler's car caught on fire on the back stretch after he cut a tire and then an oil line, Lepage was able to get back on the track to gain three positions, finishing the day in 28th place. Sadler was not hurt in the incident, but the race finished under caution with Jeff Burton taking the checkered flag. "I had fun out there today," stated Lepage after the race. "I love this track. This is true racing. Our car was good today. I though we were going to get another top ten or at least a top fifteen finish. The crew did a great job in getting me back on the track. Every position counts. The points' battle can get really tight by the time Homestead rolls around." Lepage, associate sponsor Ryder, and the Ridling Motorsports Team where honored during driver introductions by Tennessee Donor Services. Lepage was presented with a plaque thanking the team and Ryder for carrying a decal on the rear deck lid to display the Coalition on Donation's 1-800-355-SHARE telephone number and the message, "Organ and Tissue Donation. Share Your Life. Share Your Decision." Tennessee Donor Services is using motorsports to increase awareness about the critical need for organ and tissue donations in the U.S. All of the BGN cars displayed a decal in an effort to help with this valuable service. Tennessee Donor Services will also promote the program at the BellSouth Mobility/Opryland USA 320 in Nashville, TN next week. "We would like to thank Ridling Motorsports, the Busch Series Ladies Association and all the BGN teams for helping us increase awareness about the need for organ and tissue donations," commented Steve Shell, Education Coordinator for Tennessee Donor Services. "NASCAR racing has a huge following and we appreciate the exposure we received through the BGN teams and drivers. Many lives can be saved with the increased donor base we have generated."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jeff Burton , Kevin Lepage