Madison Ricky Johnson post-race report

MADISON, Wis. - Ricky Johnson picked up his ninth top-15 effort of the year, finishing 12th in the ASA ACDelco Series race Saturday evening at the Madison International Speedway. Johnson and the No. 22 Nationwide Auction ...

MADISON, Wis. - Ricky Johnson picked up his ninth top-15 effort of the year, finishing 12th in the ASA ACDelco Series race Saturday evening at the Madison International Speedway. Johnson and the No. 22 Nationwide Auction Systems/WorldBestBuy.com team pitted for fresh tires during the final caution of the ACDelco Factory Motor Parts 300 and came out of the pits in prime position to go for the win. As the green flag run continued, the tires tightened up and Johnson backslid to 12th place, one lap down to the leaders.

"We had an up and down day with the Nationwide Auction Systems/WorldBestBuy.com Chevy," Johnson said. "We worked on the car hard during the race. We had a good race car. Before the last pit stop, we were up to seventh place."

"We made a call to change the left side tires on the last pit stop," Johnson continues. "It had helped us in the past, so we figured it would work in our favor again. We had an awesome stop. We gained four positions in the pits and I felt confident I could challenge for the win."

"The front pan fell off, then the left side tires tightened up and that was two strikes against us," Johnson said. "The main thing, though, is we stayed out of trouble, avoided the crashes and the car is in one piece. We're going to test this week and try some new things on the car. We should be set then to go after the win at Milwaukee."

Johnson started the No. 22 Herzog Motorsports entry in 18th place, securing the final spot via qualifications. Johnson remains ninth in the ASA points standings, 90 points behind eighth place.

Nationwide Auction Systems, founded in 1978 and headquartered in the City of Industry, Calif., is the world's largest professional auctioning corporation specializing in governmental, utility surplus and private industry. Nationwide's auction commodities include, but are not limited to, automobiles, light, medium and heavy duty trucks, construction equipment, aircraft, boats, precious metals, scrap metal, entire business liquidations, commercial and residential real estate, vacant land, industrial plant equipment, electronics and jewelry.

San Diego-based WorldBestBuy.com is a wholly owned division of International Brands, Inc., a publicly traded technology company with majority or partial interests in Internet, media, entertainment, e-commerce, and broadcasting enterprises.

Herzog Motorsports is a successful, championship-winning race team. Based in Los Angeles, Calif.; St. Joseph, Mo.; Charlotte, N.C.; and Milwaukee, Wis., Herzog Motorsports fields two teams in the ASA ACDelco Series.

The famed Milwaukee Mile is host to this weekend's ASA ACDelco Series event. The Time Warner Cable 200 begins at 3 p.m. EST on Sunday afternoon with live television coverage provided by TNN Sports.

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