Daniels Makes Debut in East Series at Watkins Glen Charlotte, NC: Earnhardt Ganassi Racing support engineer, Tiff Daniels, traded in her engineering cap for a helmet this past weekend at Watkins Glen International. Daniels climbed into the ...
Daniels Makes Debut in East Series at Watkins Glen
Charlotte, NC: Earnhardt Ganassi Racing support engineer, Tiff Daniels, traded in her engineering cap for a helmet this past weekend at Watkins Glen International. Daniels climbed into the #94 Love's Travel Stops and Country Store/Wide Open Energy Drink Dodge to race in her first NASCAR Camping World Series East race. She will be driving the remainder of the season with Hamilton Racing and the Drive for Diversity program in the East Series.
"I have been given such a great opportunity to race in the Drive for Diversity program with Hamilton Racing," said Daniels. "I am looking forward to learning everything I can in the East series and to use it as a stepping stone to advance my career."
Daniels first race at the Glen was definitely a learning experience being her first time racing a stock car on a road course and her first time in an East car. She began to get the hang of the track during the practice sessions when the right front tire went flat. She kept a hold of the car and brought it to a stop in the gravel.
There was no damage done and the team was able to get the car ready for qualifying. Daniels was near the end of the qualifying run when her engine blew. This forced her to start at the back of the field come race time.
As the race got underway a second engine blew only a few laps into the race putting Daniels out of the race early on.
"There were a lot of problems with the spec motor at the road course this weekend," commented Daniels. "Numerous engines blew during the two days we were at the track. It's unfortunate we lost two and lost the second one so early in the race. However, the team is working very hard to get another engine and prepare the car so we will be ready for Loudon in a couple weeks. I'm looking forward to racing on an oval in this series with the Hamilton Racing team."
Daniels' next race will be on June 26th at New Hampshire Speedway. It will be in combination with the Nationwide race on Saturday and Sprint Cup race on Sunday.