NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES SAN BERNARDINO 200 AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY February 21, 2009 Chad McCumbee Finishes Third in California Silverado Drivers Score Four of Top-10 in Final Order Fontana, CA -- Chad McCumbee, No. 07 GPSstore.com ...
NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES
SAN BERNARDINO 200
AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY
February 21, 2009
Chad McCumbee Finishes Third in California Silverado Drivers Score Four of Top-10 in Final Order
Fontana, CA -- Chad McCumbee, No. 07 GPSstore.com Silverado, finished third in the San Bernardino 200 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, his career-best at Auto Club Speedway.
Starting 12th, McCumbee steadily moved his way up through the field during the 100-lap/200-mile race.
Three-time NCWTS champion Ron Hornaday, No. 33 Camping World Silverado, finished sixth in today's race and sits fifth in the standings with two of the 25 2009 races in the record books.
Matt Crafton, No. 88 Quaker State/Menards Silverado finished seventh despite an unscheduled pit stop early in the race under green for over-heating problems. Crafton now sits third in the NCWTS standings.
Rookie Ricky Carmichael, No. 4 Monster Energy Drink Silverado, finished eighth to give Silverado four of the top-10 finishers.
The next race on the schedule will be the March 7 running of the American Commercial Lines 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
HOW DID YOU RUN TODAY? "I don't think the fans got their money out of that race. It was a pretty boring race for the fans and I am ashamed to say I was a part of that race there. We had to put fuel only in twice, just because you don't have enough tires and somebody is going to get hurt. I hate to say that but we'll take a top-ten out of it and go on. We just have to figure out how to strategize because you don't know if the race is going to go yellow and you hear they are talking about debris, then not talking about debris, then they are talking about oil, then they are not talking about oil. So do you put fuel in or to you put tires on? You just don't know.
"Its tough. Its the second race and we'll just have to sit down with NASCAR and see what we can do to make this think a little better."
YOU HAD A GOOD TRUCK TODAY. "I had a very good truck and it fired off and it was pretty good right off. I would have loved to have the changes we had right here at the end that we did to it, and never had to put tires on and have to come from the back. I was just dying for a yellow because I knew we were a top-three truck. I would have liked to know what it would have been if we could have just worked our way back up with track position. The guys did an awesome job in the pits all day, but can't help it."
YOU ARE OFF TO A PRETTY GOOD START THIS SEASON. TWO REALLY GOOD RUNS. "Yeah we've had some good runs and sometimes you just can't buy luck. If there was a day to be better lucky than good, today was it."
"I am very happy, very happy with the way it ended. I learned so much, so much today just racing up front with those guys. I am really happy with the way it turned out looking back. I spun the tires on the first start. Other guys had some momentum and went on by me. Kinda caught back up, I think I was running maybe sixth or something. Got behind my teammate, Ron Hornaday. I was just following him really, didn't get aggressive enough and make the move on him. I thought something had gone wrong with my right front, so we pulled in and that put us off sequence. We lost a lot of track position so that was totally my fault. There ended up not being anything wrong. We came back out 19th and had to fight back and ended up eighth."
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