Kernersville, NC (August 15, 2005) - Alex Yontz headed to the Nashville Super Speedway this past weekend with a huge burden to carry. After qualifying in the 35th starting position, Alex survived a record breaking number of cautions to bring the...
Kernersville, NC (August 15, 2005) - Alex Yontz headed to the Nashville Super Speedway this past weekend with a huge burden to carry. After qualifying in the 35th starting position, Alex survived a record breaking number of cautions to bring the Norandex/Reynolds Chevy to the finish line in the 28th position.
The 19 year old newcomer to the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series proved he could handle the pressure this weekend when the team unloaded at a track that Alex had never raced on before. The first hurdle for Alex and the team was to make the race. The team has no provisional starting spots, and has to qualify on lap time. " If I make one mistake during qualifying, its over" stated Alex, "and we will have to load up and go home". During Alex's qualifying laps the truck tried to break loose at both ends of the track, but he still managed to secure a 35th starting spot for the race.
The team is working with NASCAR to get approval to compete at all the tracks for the 2006 season. " This is something that I always have in the back of my mind while I'm on the track" Alex said, "I know I'm being observed during the race, and that's a little stressful, but I want to be ready for Daytona in 2006". "We are talking with potential sponsor's for next year, and I know they are watching me also".
With a record number of cautions during the day, and the trucks handling not cooperating, Alex and the team would load the truck up without a scratch and be satisfied with a 28th place finish. "I am satisfied for now" said Alex, "but we want to get better each race" " We are on course with our plans and they include winning races, but that wont happen without seat time".
Alex Yontz Racing is competing in a select number of races this year, and their next race will be announced at a later date.