SHERMAN LOOKING FOR REDEMPTION AT GATEWAY MADISON, Ill. - Heading into Saturday's Wallace Family Tribute 250 NASCAR Busch Series race at Gateway International Raceway, driver Brent Sherman cannot help but think back to last year and...
SHERMAN LOOKING FOR REDEMPTION AT GATEWAY
MADISON, Ill. - Heading into Saturday's Wallace Family Tribute 250 NASCAR Busch Series race at Gateway International Raceway, driver Brent Sherman cannot help but think back to last year and the win that got away from him. Returning to Gateway almost one year later, the Wauconda, Ill., resident will be looking for redemption in his home state.
Last July, Sherman competed in the ARCA RE/MAX event at Gateway. He qualified seventh and was leading the race when his engine dropped a cylinder. Despite the loss in horsepower, he was able to nurse the car home to a seventh-place finish.
"Last year's race at Gateway was really unfortunate because we had such a great car," Sherman said. "We still managed to finish seventh with a car that was running on only seven cylinders. I think that shows just how strong the car was."
Sherman and his ppc Racing team are also looking for a good run after a vibration took the No. 10 Serta/Hickory Farms team out of contention last week at Pikes Peak. The team had to make a green- flag pit stop to address the problem, which placed Sherman two laps down to the field. Sherman had been running in the top 10 before the vibration and finished the race in 27th place.
"The car was so strong last weekend," Sherman said. "The team and I are making a lot of progress toward figuring out what I need in the car each week. We've gotten to the point where we're qualifying in the top 10, now we just need to work on getting top-10 finishes as well
"I'm looking forward to racing in Illinois again," he added. "The track isn't really close to my home, but it's a lot closer than most of the events we run."
Sherman and his ppc Racing No. 10 Serta/Hickory Farms/Consort team will be looking for redemption in Saturday's Wallace Family Tribute 250 at Gateway International Raceway. Qualifying is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. local time (4:05 p.m. EDT) and will be broadcast by SPEED Channel. Race time is set for 7:15 p.m. local time (8:15 p.m. EDT) and the event will be televised live by TNT and broadcast by MRN Radio.