BUCK ON PODIUM IN EDMONTON Edmonton, AB: Robin Buck driver of the ...
BUCK ON PODIUM IN EDMONTON
Edmonton, AB: Robin Buck driver of the #88 Jacombs Racing prepared Wix Ford Fusion, finished third to round out the podium on Saturday in the Edmonton 100.
Robin Buck who is driving in all four road course events for Jacombs Racing this year spent Friday's practice and qualifying sessions working out a braking problem on the #88 Fusion. Buck's qualifying didn't go quite as they had hoped as he timed in with an 82.482, ninth fastest of the thirty cars attempting to qualify. "It will be tough to get to the front from ninth," stated Buck after qualifying. "The leaders have a clean track and can pull away from the rest of the field."
The Edmonton 100 on Saturday was the feature event of the day, with the Champ Car teams running their main event on Sunday. In front of a very large crowd the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series teams took the green flag. Buck immediately started making his way to the front. By lap ten the #88 Fusion was in fifth place and with the help of some caution periods which closed up the field, Buck was able to work his way to third by the final lap."I had a great car and motor all day.," said a happy Buck after the race. "When the last caution came out I had just passed the #4 car for third place. NASCAR rules state that you go back to the last completed lap for the re-start lineup. That meant I had to go back to fourth behind the #4 car again. Had I been able to line up behind Fitzpatrick & Ranger I really think I had something for them. The car was just that good."
J.R. Fitzpatrick took the win on a last lap pass when Ranger's #27 Ford Fusion slipped up the track. D. J. Kennington and Don Thomson Jr. rounded out the top five.
Buck will again be behind the wheel of a Jacombs Racing prepared Taurus when they head to Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for the Busch Series race weekend on August 3rd and 4th.