Indianapolis, IN - Jay Robinson racing tapped USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet competitor Brian Tyler to pilot the ...
Indianapolis, IN - Jay Robinson racing tapped USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet competitor Brian Tyler to pilot the #49 this weekend, and showed just why he was chosen for the job. Tyler jumped into the #49 for his second career Busch Series start for Saturday night's Kroger 200, and managed to bring the #49 Delco-Remy Pontiac across the finish line in 26th. Tyler's first career start in the series came with the team in Las Vegas. The performance marked Jay Robinson Racing's second-best finish of the season, compared to a 16th-place finish at Talladega earlier in the season with Andy Kirby behind the wheel.
Tyler began the race weekend at IRP with a runner-up finish in the USAC race on Thursday night, leading most of the race before being passed with just several laps to go. Tyler jumped into the #49 on Saturday morning to qualify the Delco-Remy/Rent-A-Wreck Pontiac in the 36th position for Saturday night's Kroger 200. Tyler managed to avoid the accidents that took place throughout the event, and brought the #49 Delco-Remy Pontiac to the finish line in one piece to finish two laps down in 26th.
Tyler found quite a difference between the USAC cars and the Busch Series cars, but managed to adapt very quickly. "The big difference is the power to weight ratio, and where you let off the throttle, and pick up the throttle on the track. You can't just horsepower by a car in BGN, you've got to work harder to set them up and pass them. Once I got used the weight of the car, I began to run more of a line I use for the Silver Crown car," said Tyler. When asked about driving more BGN races, Tyler hopes he can race in Busch again very soon. "I'd love to drive some more races in Busch this year. I haven't had a chance to test in one of these cars--all of my seat time has been on race weekends. I know that with some more seat time, I could run with them competitively. I'd like to be in the series full time in 2002."
Delco-Remy helped make Tyler's weekend in the Busch Series happen. "I'd like to thank Tom Snyder and Delco Remy for coming along as the primary sponsor for IRP. Delco Remy's line of heavy duty starters, alternators, remanufactered engines and transmissions are a great fit for the NASCAR BGN Series." Tyler currently stands 13th in the USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet Series after 7 starts with one top-five and one pole. The Silver Bullet Series has produced stars like Tony Stewart.
Jay Robinson Racing will join the rest of the NASCAR Busch Series in taking a week off before heading to Michigan International Speedway for the NAPAOnline.com250 on August 18th. For more information on the team, please visit their site at www.jayrobinson.com.
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