Lebanon, Tenn. - Shane Sieg drove the No. 07 Auto-Air Colors/Lucas Oil Chevrolet to a 27th-place finish in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Toyota Tundra 200 at the Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday. Sieg started 33rd, and fought an...
Lebanon, Tenn. - Shane Sieg drove the No. 07 Auto-Air Colors/Lucas Oil Chevrolet to a 27th-place finish in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Toyota Tundra 200 at the Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday. Sieg started 33rd, and fought an ill-handling truck to come home 27th, the last truck on the lead lap of the 150-lap race.
"I am pretty frustrated right now," Sieg said afterward. "We just never got it right here this weekend. When we come off the trailer good, we usually stay good, and when we come off bad, we have a hard time getting good. We came off bad and just never got caught up. I never drove so hard in my life to run 27th. That was a long, hard day's work right there."
Sieg had to start the race from the back after making a chassis repair before the green flag.
"We had a spring come out of the bucket that we didn't find until right before qualifying," he said. "We couldn't get it fixed before we qualified, and the trucks were impounded afterward, so we decided to fix it and start from the back. We were hoping it was going to make a difference in the way the truck handled, but it really didn't."
Sieg stayed out and led a lap during the first round of caution flag pit stops, gaining a five point bonus. So, although he finished one spot behind Andy Houston, he actually gained two points on him in the NCTS championship point standings. Sieg still sits 19th, just five points behind Houston and just 81 points behind Terry Cook for 15th.
Sieg remains third in the Raybestos Rookie of the Year standings with 130 points. David Reutimann leads with 168 points.
Sieg returns to action in the No. 07 Auto-Air Colors/Lucas Oil Products Chevrolet on August 25 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The 200-lap race is scheduled to go green at 9 P.M. Eastern. The race will be shown live on Speed Channel and broadcast live on Motor Racing Network.