Ricky Johnson Toledo race report

TOLEDO, Ohio - After torrential downpours and flash flood warnings on Saturday and early Sunday, the ASA ACDelco Series outsmarted Mother Nature and dropped the green flag at the Toledo Speedway. Driver Ricky Johnson piloted the No.

TOLEDO, Ohio - After torrential downpours and flash flood warnings on Saturday and early Sunday, the ASA ACDelco Series outsmarted Mother Nature and dropped the green flag at the Toledo Speedway. Driver Ricky Johnson piloted the No. 22 Nationwide Auction Systems/WorldBestBuy.com Chevrolet Monte Carlo to an 11th place finish in the Glass City 300 and picked up his seventh top-20 effort of the season.

Johnson struggled with a loose race car for most of the event. The crew adjusted the car each time they pitted, but was never able to get it perfect. "We were never able to get the car set-up just right," Johnson said. "The limited amount of practice hindered us in that aspect. We kept adjusting, but couldn't get it to tighten up enough."

"The guys did an awesome job on the pit stops," Johnson continues. "I can always count on picking up a couple spots when we go into the pits. Overall, it was a decent day. We finished the race, completed all 300 laps, and there isn't any damage to the car."

Stan Herzog, co-owner of the No. 22 Herzog Motorsports entry, was satisfied with Johnson's run. "Ricky ran a decent race. He kept his nose clean and finished the race on the lead lap. A few people in front of us had trouble so we gained a little on them. The team will just keep digging and try again at Jennerstown."

With the rainstorms on Saturday, practice was cut short and qualifying was canceled. The starting line-up was set by current 2000 owner points standings. Johnson and the Herzog Motorsports entry lined up tenth on the grid.

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 ASA ACDelco Series hits the Jennerstown Speedway on Sunday with the running of the Pennsylvania 300. TNN Sports will televise the event live beginning at 1 p.m. EST.

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