Texas: Kelly Sutton race notes

Disappointment Derails Day in Fort Worth Fort Worth, TX(June 11, 2007) - Kelly Sutton headed into her third race of her four race schedule in the No. 51 Team COPAXONE0x00ae (glatiramer acetate injection) Chevrolet Silverado with high hopes for...

Disappointment Derails Day in Fort Worth

Fort Worth, TX(June 11, 2007) - Kelly Sutton headed into her third race of her four race schedule in the No. 51 Team COPAXONE0x00ae (glatiramer acetate injection) Chevrolet Silverado with high hopes for her run Sam's Town 400 at the Texas Motor Speedway last Friday.

Sutton had a solid qualifying run posting a time of 30.321 seconds at a speed of 178.094 mph placing her in the 21st place position on the starting grid. Despite having the second fastest speed out on the race track according to the NASCAR Loop statistics, Sutton unfortunately had an early incident which put her out of the race on lap six. Sutton felt a tire go down, pushed up the racetrack and into the wall tearing up the truck and ending her night."I am just really disappointed for Billy Ballew Motorsports," Sutton said. "The lap before the crash, I felt like I had a tire going down. It pushed me up the race track and I just thought we had some debris on it. Then we went in to turn two and I don't know what happened, maybe it was just too low and unfortunately I wasn't able to save it. I got in the gas, but it kept heading for the wall. I wrecked it pretty hard and I really hate it for Billy Ballew Motorsports and Team Copaxone. We had a good truck tonight and I am really disappointed because we only have a few more races left and looking for sponsorship."

Kyle Busch will take back the wheel in Michigan where he will pilot the No. 51 Flanders Beef Patties Billy Ballew Motorsports Chevy Silverado Saturday, June 16 at the Michigan International Speedway for the running of the Michigan 200 beginning at 3:00pm ET.

-credit: bbm

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Kelly Sutton , Kyle Busch