Loudon, N.H. - Shane Sieg drove the Green Light Racing No. 07 Auto-Air Colors/Lucas Oil Chevrolet to a 23rd-place finish in the Sylvania 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race Saturday at the New Hampshire International Speedway. Sieg stayed out...
Loudon, N.H. - Shane Sieg drove the Green Light Racing No. 07 Auto-Air Colors/Lucas Oil Chevrolet to a 23rd-place finish in the Sylvania 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race Saturday at the New Hampshire International Speedway. Sieg stayed out of trouble on a very slick surface in the early stages and kept a steady pace to the finish.
"We're pretty happy with our day today," Sieg said. "It's not that we're happy about the finish, because 23rd really isn't all that great. But we went out, stayed out of trouble, and learned a lot. The guys made a lot of adjustments that really helped us out.
"When you don't run particularly well, it makes you appreciate the times the truck was really good. At Milwaukee, the truck was so good it basically drove itself. We were hoping we would get that feel here this weekend, but we just missed it. But the guys never gave up and they worked their tails off all weekend."
While Sieg was able to handle the slick conditions early in the race with no problems, the final laps proved to be a challenge for him as the setting sun left very little light.
"We could barely see out there the final few laps," Sieg said. "I could barely even see the marks in the corners to tell me where to run. It was a real challenge. I am really glad the race ended when it did because if we had to go to a green-white-checkered, I don't think any of us could have seen anything."
Sieg unofficially sits 19th in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series points, just 17 points out of 18th. He is third in standings for the Raybestos Rookie of the Year Award, 53 behind leader David Reutimann and 11 points behind second-place Tracy Hines.
Sieg and the No. 07 Auto-Air Colors/Lucas Oil Chevrolet return to action this Saturday in the Las Vegas 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The race is scheduled for a 10 P.M. Eastern start and will be televised live on Speed Channel. The race will also be carried on select radio affiliates of the Motor Racing Network and can be heard on NASCAR Radio 144 on XM Satellite Radio.