Bristol; Randy Humphrey race notes

BRISTOL, TN (August 22, 2002) It was a tough start to what would be an even tougher day with a disappointing finish for Randy Humphrey and his ...

BRISTOL, TN (August 22, 2002) It was a tough start to what would be an even tougher day with a disappointing finish for Randy Humphrey and his #93 race team during the Goody's Dash NASCAR Touring Event at Bristol on Wednesday. Off the blocks on the way to qualifying there was a malfunction with a shock that left his team with little time on their hands and much work to do before Humphrey could take the green. He started the race in his first provisional start.

"Our team worked fast and furious to get the #93 to the start. We were a little loose at the beginning but got it figured out and had a pretty good run for awhile," said Humphrey.

About lap 103, while he was running in about the 15th spot, Humphrey took a hit from behind that sent him flying up to the wall. On the way back down he took a hit from another car, almost head on. "I think that was the toughest I ever hit, the car is done, but thanks to all the safety devices in my car, I was able to walk away," said Humphrey.

Humphrey was looking for a top 10 finish this week, but ended in the 18 spot. Currently his is still in the 9th spot over all in points.

"I am just so grateful to Trevor and the folks at BSR who designed all the safety equipment in my car. Every thing held up and worked like it was supposed to. I appreciate them more now than ever," he added.

Humphrey who had just finished a driver appearance in Pittsburgh last weekend is eager to return. "I look forward to the Motordrome Race. I had a great time when I was there and think it will be a great race on the 13th," said Humphrey.

The Goody's Dash Series NASCAR Touring travels to its most Northern venue, The Motordrome Speedway in Smithton on September 13th.

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