16TH FOR JASON BOWLES AT KENTUCKY IN THE THRUSH & SON/HI-TECHNOLOGIES NO. 81By Official Release
(SPARTA, KENTUCKY) September 24, 2012 – Jason Bowles and his MacDonald Motorsports team were in need of a strong finish, and that is exactly what they got Saturday afternoon in the Kentucky 300. With new partner Thrush & Son Complete Home Improvement and HI-Technologies on the No. 81, Bowles recovered from a pit road penalty to register a 16th place finish.
“The car was pretty good all day and we had a great shot at another top-15 finish,” said Bowles after the race. “Everyone on the crew did a great job and the pit-stops were solid all day as well. I really want to thank the Thrush family for everything this weekend. They run a first class organization and their C.H.I.P. software product is an excellent tool for any home improvement company that wants to save time and money.”
After practicing 17th, Jason qualified the Thrush & Son/HI-Technologies No. 81 23rd on the grid for the race. The car showed speed right away, as Bowles advanced into the top-20 in the opening laps.
On the lap-30 competition caution, crew chief John Monsam made the call for two tires. A great pit-stop moved Bowles up to 14th position for the restart. After the green, Jason continued moving forward, advancing up into 12th spot.
On lap 87, Bowles was making his way onto pit road as Taylor Malsam went spinning through the front stretch grass right behind him. The yellow came out, closing the pits 0.1 seconds before Jason crossed the commitment line, resulting in an End of the Longest Line penalty.
“The pit-road penalty was tough because I was already committed to pit-lane and couldn’t do anything,” explained Bowles. “It put us a lap down and behind for the rest of the race. Luckily I have a great team behind me and we kept pushing for the remainder of the race to get a solid 16th, just what we needed right now.”
Bowles remains 14th in the driver standings following the race weekend and heading into Dover. The MacDonald Motorsports No. 81 sits 22nd in the owner standings with six races remaining on the season.
Next weekend, the MacDonald Motorsports team rolls north to Dover, Delaware for the second time this season. The One Main Financial 200 will go on the air live on ESPN2 at 3:00PM ET.
Follow Jason Bowles on Social Media…..Keep up with everything that Jason is doing by following him on twitter @bowlesjason. Fans can also follow the race team on twitter @mms81_pr.
Follow Thrush & Son on Social Media…..Learn more about Thrush & Son and HI-Technologies on facebook and at their websites, www.thrushandson.com and www.hi-technologies.com.
About Thrush & Son Complete Home Improvement
Thrush & Son: Complete Home Improvement Company has been a respected leader in the home improvement industry since 1960. W. Allen Thrush (Pres/CEO) purchased the company from his father in 1989 and that’s when the company began to grow and evolve into the industry leader that it is today. Thrush & Son has been recognized in numerous national publications. Thrush & Son takes pride in their quality craftsmanship and the fact that after 52 years in the industry, they are still truly a family owned and operated business. Whether your home has been damaged by a severe storm or you are interested in a new roof, windows, siding, patio covers, gutters, or insulation Thrush & Son has all the bases covered when it comes to transforming a house into a dream home.
H.I. Technologies is dedicated to developing home improvement business solution software. The foundation of the company first came about in 2005 when W. Allen Thrush noticed a need for a business solution for his own home improvement company, Thrush & Son. CHIP is a 100% web based business software that saves time and money. CHIP tracks closing rates while also controlling commissions of a company’s sales force and contracted labor costs. This program organizes customers’ information and record keeping. It also configures mailing lists, creates material orders and generates all work orders for projects that are sold. CHIP also offers the capability to track profit and loss for each project that is entered into the program to let an owner or manager know where they stand on that job. All of this is done with a few simple clicks of a button and can be from accessed anywhere via internet explorer.
MacDonald Motorsports Owner Randy MacDonald has been around the NASCAR circles since 1985, when he began his own racing career with the loving support of his father “Doc” and his mother Pat MacDonald. As a NASCAR driver, Randy was successful in making it all the way to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The MacDonald family became NASCAR team owners in 1986 and have fielded cars in all three of NASCAR’s elite series following faith based principles. MacDonald Motorsports focuses on assisting our sponsors with strategically increasing the overall awareness of corporate messaging or brand recognition by consistently articulating the message to be delivered through motorsports. MacDonald Motorsports offers drivers opportunities to gain experience from grass roots all the way through the elite series of NASCAR.