Milwaukee: Brad Coleman race report

Coleman's Day Snared by Early Race Incident Driver comes back to bring home top-25 finish (Milwaukee, Wis.) June 23, 2008 - Feeling the strong crowd support from primary sponsor Kimberly-Clark, Brad Coleman and the No. 27 Scott Bath Tissue...

Coleman's Day Snared by Early Race Incident
Driver comes back to bring home top-25 finish

(Milwaukee, Wis.) June 23, 2008 - Feeling the strong crowd support from primary sponsor Kimberly-Clark, Brad Coleman and the No. 27 Scott Bath Tissue Ford Fusion wanted to bring home a solid finish to thank the company whose headquarters are located in nearby Neenah, Wis. Employees of the paper products giant turned out in full force to back their sponsored car and driver.

While Coleman and the No. 27 crew did their best to show their appreciation, an early incident beyond his control left the team in a position where they would be battling back all night long.

Starting in the 18th position, Coleman moved up three spots early. However, on lap 17, the No. 2 car of Clint Bowyer got into the side of Mike Wallace in the No.7 car. Wallace, unable to hang on to the car, pushed into the side of Coleman, spinning him out and leaving damage to the front left side of the car. Solid teamwork from the Baker-Curb pit crew put Coleman back onto the track in time to gain a 25th place finish on the night.

"After that early incident it was hard to get the car back to where we wanted it," said Coleman. "The crew did what they could, but it just never got back to where we needed to be competitive. Overall though, I just want to say thanks for Kimberly-Clark for the great weekend and for sponsoring this No. 27 Scott Bath Tissue Ford Fusion."

Coleman and the No. 27 crew will be back in action this Saturday in Loudon, New Hampshire.

-credit: bc

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Mike Wallace , Brad Coleman , Clint Bowyer