One Turn Away from a Top Ten for Allen LAS VEGAS, NV -At some point here soon, the horrible stretch of bad luck is going to come to an end for Luxaire pilot Glenn Allen and he is going to be sitting in victory lane. For the third straight week,...
One Turn Away from a Top Ten for Allen
LAS VEGAS, NV -At some point here soon, the horrible stretch of bad luck is going to come to an end for Luxaire pilot Glenn Allen and he is going to be sitting in victory lane. For the third straight week, Allen had a probable top ten finish taken away from him by an unfortunate incident. This week, Allen entered turn three in tenth position and came out of the turn with a totaled race car and a 17th place finish.
After starting the race from the 25th position, Allen worked his way into the top ten within 50 laps of the 200 lap race. From there he raced between the 8th and 15th spot for the majority of the day. On the final pit stop, Allen came out of the pits in 6th position before a NASCAR official ordered Allen back to the pits for a missing lug nut. When Allen returned to the track, he was in 23rd spot with 50 laps to go. After working his way past 13 lead lap cars and numerous lapped cars, Allen was in 10th place with 20 laps to go, a position he would hold until the final lap. On the final lap, a damaged race car, failed to go to the low side of the track for the faster cars, Allen moved up the track to avoid him and contact was made between Kevin Lepage and Allen. The contact led to a 6-car accident, with Allen and Randy Lajoie ending up with destroyed race cars.
"To have such an awesome car for the third straight race and be involved in the wreck really tears me up," Allen said. "We were awesome today, we fought back from the penalty and passed all those cars, I can't believe it ended the way it did. We have an awesome race team, with awesome guys, and a great crew chief in John Monsam, here soon it will be someone else's turn to have bad luck and we will be right up front to capitalize."
Jimmy Spencer claimed the victory in the Sam's Town Casino by taking the lead over the last part of the race. The Busch Series heads to Atlanta Motor Speedway for action this Saturday.