Nashville II: Justin Marks race report

12TH PLACE FINISH FOR MARKS AT NASHVILLE CONCORD, NC (8-15-07) Justin Marks, driver of the ...

12TH PLACE FINISH FOR MARKS AT NASHVILLE

CONCORD, NC (8-15-07) Justin Marks, driver of the #65 Construct Corps Dodge, took home the 12th place finish in the Toyota ARCA 150 at Nashville Superspeedway Friday, August 11th. After contact with another machine early in the race, sending Marks into the frontstretch grass, he soon found himself one lap down and spending the rest of the afternoon playing catch up.

"It's hard to say what happened when we spun," Justin Marks said. "I thought I was clear to move up out of turn four but obviously was not. We got lucky not to get into the wall, but it's too bad we went a lap down. At the start we were just a tad tight but once everything came in on about lap ten, I could tell we were going to have a really fast car."

After his spin on lap three, Marks was listed in the 40th position. But after coming down pit road to make a few adjustments to the car, Marks retaliated and battled his way up to 12th position all while one lap down.

"We just had a really, really fast car. It was one of those days that you try to replicate as closely and as often as possible. It was a real shame we never got our lap back because I think we were the second or third best car on the track all day. The team battled the heat all weekend and really did a good job sticking with it, making good changes, and putting us a position to contend. I'm proud of the effort."

Up next for the RAB Racing crew is Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield Illinois. This will be the first dirt track of the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule as well as Marks first career dirt track start.

"I have no idea what to expect on the dirt. I'll be leaning on a few people in the series pretty hard to try and get some advice. I'm excited about it because I love new challenges and I've always been a fan of dirt track racing from a very young age. Everyone on the team is feeling good and we are just all very excited about the weeks ahead."

The Allen Crow 100 is a one day show Sunday, August 19th, with qualifying set to begin at 11:00 AM CT followed by the green flag at 1:00 PM CT.

For more information on RAB Racing with Brack Maggard log onto www.65racing.com

-credit: www.justinmarksracing.com

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Series ARCA
Drivers Justin Marks , Brack Maggard