West Allis, WI - Rick Johnson was caught up in an on-track incident on the first lap of The Milwaukee Mile's running of the "Time Warner Cable 200." Johnson went on to finish in 26th place. The accident damaged the ...
West Allis, WI - Rick Johnson was caught up in an on-track incident on the first lap of The Milwaukee Mile's running of the "Time Warner Cable 200." Johnson went on to finish in 26th place. The accident damaged the #22 Nationwide Auction Systems Chevrolet. The team, led by crew chief Ron Malec, repaired the injured car and returned to the track to complete the remainder of the race. The "Time Warner Cable 200" was the 16th event of the 1999 ASA ACDelco Challenge Series season.
With his 26th-place finish, Johnson collected 82 points for the race resulting in a season total of 2,285 points. Johnson continues to lead the Pat Schauer Rookie of the Year Award by 82 points and sits 8th in ASA ACDelco Challenge Series National Point standings with 4 races to go.
"It was a very unfortunate deal. I'm just glad this team was able to fix the car as best they could and get me out there quickly to complete the race. That's just a tribute to the whole Herzog Motorsports team, including the Pennzoil crew members that came to help. We'll just move on and go to Minnesota and be a contender," Johnson said.
Herzog Motorsports co-owner Randy Herzog reflected on the unfortunate weekend by saying, "Although the #22 Nationwide Auction Systems car had a bad day, the team was able to fix Rick's car quickly and get him back out there to complete as many laps as he could. We lost some rookie points, but this was also the biggest field of the year. We'll keep going and bounce back."
Herzog Motorsports is a successful, championship-winning race team. Based in Los Angeles, California, St. Joseph, Missouri, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Herzog Motorsports fields two teams on the 1999 ASA ACDelco Challenge Series.
Nationwide Auction Systems, founded in 1978 and headquartered in the City of Industry, California, 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.
Johnson and the #22 Nationwide Auction Systems Chevrolet team head to the Minnesota State Fair on Labor Day when they run the "Miller Lite 300" in the ASA ACDelco Challenge Series. The event will be telecast live on TNN Motorsports beginning at 2 p.m. EDT.