Flat Tire Derails Top-20 Run for Sieg at IRP Clermont, Ind. -- Shane Sieg drove the No. 07 Auto-Air Colors/Lucas Oil Chevrolet to a 21st-place finish in Saturday's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Power Stroke 200 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. ...
Flat Tire Derails Top-20 Run for Sieg at IRP
Clermont, Ind. -- Shane Sieg drove the No. 07 Auto-Air Colors/Lucas Oil Chevrolet to a 21st-place finish in Saturday's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Power Stroke 200 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Sieg, who started 33rd, had raced his way up into the top-20 before a flat tire midway through the event sent him to pit road for an unscheduled stop and trapped him a lap down.
"That is a real shame right there," Sieg said afterward. "We had a pretty good truck tonight. After we had to stop to change that tire, we came back out and were running with the leaders. It's just rotten luck. But the positive side of things is that we learned a lot tonight. Running with guys like Dennis Setzer and Travis Kvapil is only going to help. We never gave up and got the best finish we could tonight. But to come out of here in one piece isn't so bad."
Sieg fell back one spot in the race for the Raybestos Rookie of the Year Award.
"It looks like Tracy (Hines) got back around us for second place in the rookie deal," he continued. "It's going to be a tight race. (David) Reutimann is really strong every week, but they have had some rough luck the past few weeks. It just seems whenever they have a bad day, we haven't been there to capitalize. But we don't give up. We're going to race hard until the last lap of the last race to go for it."
Sieg and the Green Light Racing No. 07 Auto-Air Colors/Lucas Oil Chevrolet return to action next Saturday night at Nashville Superspeedway. The 200-mile event is scheduled for a 5 P.M. Eastern start, and can be seen live on Speed Channel. The race will also be broadcast live on select Motor Racing Network affiliates nationwide and on NASCAR Radio 144 on XM Satellite Radio.