Hines Finds Frustration in Charlotte NCTS Run Concord, NC. - Tracy Hines started a season-best 12th in the NASCAR Truck Series Infineon 200 in Charlotte on Friday, but a tight race truck and a gamble on adjustments to fix the tight condition ...
Hines Finds Frustration in Charlotte NCTS Run
Concord, NC. - Tracy Hines started a season-best 12th in the NASCAR Truck Series Infineon 200 in Charlotte on Friday, but a tight race truck and a gamble on adjustments to fix the tight condition caused the No. 88 Menards Chevrolet to graze the wall, sending the ThorSport Racing team to the garage area for lengthy repairs. The crew made quick repairs to the damage and Hines returned to the track and gained two positions, equating to six championship points.
"The truck was so tight right off the start that is was almost undriveable," Hines said afterward. "We came in and the crew made some pretty radical changes, but it looks like it was just too much. The truck went from too tight to way too loose, and it got to the point that I couldn't hang on to it. We came over the bumps in three and four and it got away from me and up into the fence and did some pretty good damage to the right front suspension."
After the repairs were made, Hines came back on the track in an effort to gain positions and points.
"No driver ever wants to get out and just ride, but in a situation like that, that is exactly what we needed to do," Hines said. "There were some guys that had problems, and we had to run a certain number of laps to get past them and pick up those points. We saw last week at Mansfield just how important every point is, so hopefully the points we gained here by coming back out help us somewhere down the line.
The NASCAR Truck Series season continues Friday June 4 with a 200-mile event at Dover International Speedway. That event is scheduled for a 4 P.M. Eastern start, and will be seen live on Speed Channel. It will be broadcast live on select MRN Radio affiliates nationwide and can be heard on NASCAR Radio 144 on XM Satellite Radio.