Brooklyn, Mich. - Shane Sieg drove the No. 07 Auto Air Colors/Lucas Oil Products Chevrolet to a 26th-place finish in the Line-X Spray-On Bed Liners 200 at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday. Sieg and the Green Light Racing Team dealt with...
Brooklyn, Mich. - Shane Sieg drove the No. 07 Auto Air Colors/Lucas Oil Products Chevrolet to a 26th-place finish in the Line-X Spray-On Bed Liners 200 at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday. Sieg and the Green Light Racing Team dealt with a myriad of problems throughout the practice sessions and the race, including power steering and handling difficulties.
"We had a problem with the power steering during practice," Sieg said. "It wouldn't do it every lap, but everyonce in a while, I would go down in the turn and it would lock up and I couldn't turn. Some trash got kicked into the pump and box. We changed it out, but we spent the whole practice trying to chase that and didn't get to work on making the truck better."
"This isn't the truck we wanted to bring here," Sieg said. "We tore up our good speedway truck in testing and this was the only truck we had ready to bring here. We've been a little behind because we've had some trucks get wrecked, and it looks like it caught us out here this weekend."
Sieg continues to maintain second position in the Raybestos Rookie of the Year competition. David Reutimann is the current leader with 140 points, while Sieg sits second with 120, just two points ahead of Tracy Hines in third.
"(David) Reutimann didn't do himself any favors today in the rookie battle," Sieg said. "But we weren't in a position where we could capitalize. We have one of our best trucks ready to go for IRP next week, so maybe we can make some gains in the rookie race there. We finished in the top-10 with that truck at Milwaukee, and I think we can go back to Milwaukee and run in the top-10 there too."
Sieg returns to action this Friday, August 6 in the Power Stroke Diesel 200 at Indianapolis Raceway Park, which is scheduled to start shortly after 9 P.M. Eastern. The event will be televised live on Speed Channel and broadcast nationwide on select radio affiliates of the Motor Racing Network. The MRN broadcast can also be heard on NASCAR Radio 144 on XM Satellite Radio.