MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Mark Dismore and the No. 44 Monster.com/WorldBestBuy.com team looked as if there was a chance to repeat last year's winning performance, but it wasn't meant to be as Dismore brought the Herzog Motorsports Chevrolet home in...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Mark Dismore and the No. 44 Monster.com/WorldBestBuy.com team looked as if there was a chance to repeat last year's winning performance, but it wasn't meant to be as Dismore brought the Herzog Motorsports Chevrolet home in 11th place.
"The Monster.com/WorldBestBuy.com car was great," Dismore said. "I just hate it that we couldn't finish higher than we did. We were running laps faster than the leaders, but I just couldn't get around those in front of me. The car was good on new tires, but we started struggling with a push late in the race. The push kept me from progressing any further."
"It was nice to be running up front again though," Dismore continued. Dismore ran as high as fourth, in what was awesome driving for the Indiana youngster. "The start of the weekend didn't look so good, but hopefully all the bad luck is behind us and we can finish this season on a high note."
Dismore's team encountered trouble while preparing the car for the first practice session. Wiring problems forced the team to bring out the back-up car. The crew spent the entire second session switching parts and adjusting the set-up. Dismore, somewhat discouraged, went out and posted the second fastest time of the third practice session. Dismore then qualified the machine 11th for the race, being bumped from the top-10 by the last driver out to qualify.
A long-awaited week off comes following a nine-week stretch on the road. The Monster.com team returns on September 23 for the ASA 200 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. The event begins at 8:00 p.m. CST and will be telecast on a two-hour tape delay at 10:00 p.m. CST.