Ashton Lewis, Jr. is ready for victory lane. Fountain, CO - The Civil Air Patrol Chevrolet piloted by Ashton Lewis, Jr. enters this weekend's NetZero 250 at the 1.0 mile Pikes Peak International Raceway 18th in points, and chomping at the bit to...
Ashton Lewis, Jr. is ready for victory lane.
Fountain, CO - The Civil Air Patrol Chevrolet piloted by Ashton Lewis, Jr. enters this weekend's NetZero 250 at the 1.0 mile Pikes Peak International Raceway 18th in points, and chomping at the bit to prove that they are a top 10 team.
The team has had little to no luck the last four weeks, including two DNF's. The CAP crew is anxious to break out of this streak, and they feel this is the weekend they can do it.
"We are very confident about this weekend. Pikes Peak is the first race where we really started running well in our first year (1999). Last year we had a great race car, but there was a long green flag run and our pit strategy caused us to finish lower than we should have (11th). We had a much better car than what we showed," Lewis said.
Lewis has had fairly good luck this year on one mile facilities, placing eighth at both Kentucky and Nazareth.
"We are going to Pikes Peak with extremely high expectations. We are taking my favorite car there. If you look at the way we ran at Kentucky and Nazareth, then add in having my favorite car, let's just say we're really excited."
After hesitating for a brief moment, Lewis smiled and continued, "We are honestly going there expecting to get our first win this weekend."
Race fans will have the opportunity to meet Ashton Lewis, Jr. and get autographs at the souvenir trailer on Saturday, July 27 from 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
This weekends NetZero 250 will be aired at 3:30 pm ET on NBC and will be broadcast live by MRN radio. The next Busch Grand National event is the Kroger 200, presented by Tom Raper RVs at Indianapolis Raceway Park on August 3rd.