Ryan Truex No. 30 NCWTS Post-Race Report: Daytona Int’l Speedway
by Official Release On Sat, Feb. 23, 2013
No. 30 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Silverado
NextEra Energy Resources 250
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Daytona International Speedway | February 22, 2013
Truex Caught in Daytona Tangle, Left with 28th Place Finish
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 23, 2013) -Ryan Truex made his debut for Turner Scott Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) NextEra Energy Resources 250 on Friday night at Daytona International Speedway in the No. 30 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Silverado. Bringing one previous NASCAR Nationwide Series start at the 2.5-mile track with him, Truex made his move from the ninth starting position and remained patient through the halfway point. After escaping the first on-track incident with reparable damage, Truex suffered a blown left-rear tire with less than 10 laps remaining and ended the night in 28th place.
Following the first few laps of racing, Truex radioed to his crew and spotter that he would feel more comfortable riding near the back of the pack to avoid contact with the lead trucks that were jostling for positions. After slowly moving his way out of the hornet’s nest of the lead pack, a multi-truck incident on lap 55 blocked the track in front of the No. 30 Bass Pro Shops Silverado and left Truex with nowhere to go. Making contact with several competitors around him, Truex sustained moderate damage and came down pit road to the attention of his Turner Scott Motorsports crew and crew chief Chris Carrier. The team repaired the damage quickly and Truex returned to the track, reporting that his Silverado still felt the same and was still capable of contending for the win.
Linking up with teammate James Buescher with 10 laps remaining, Truex led the two-truck tandem towards the front of the field with a full head of steam. But as the two made their way to the backstretch ** laps later, the left rear tire of the Bass Pro Shops Chevy let go and sent Truex spinning into another competitor and into the outside wall. The damage sustained was irreparable, and Truex ended the night in the NCWTS garage with a 28th-place finish.
“I really can’t thank Bass Pro Shops and Turner Scott Motorsports enough for this opportunity. We had this race won,” Truex explained. “I thought I had the first accident cleared, but I was pushed into it by someone behind me. Chris Carrier and this whole team did a fantastic job repairing all of the damage and James Buescher and I had a great tandem working with 10 to go. I don’t know what happened coming down the backstretch, maybe we ran something over, but the left-rear tire blew and I just couldn’t hold onto it. It’s a shame because this Bass Pro Shops Silverado was really fast. But hopefully we’ll be back in Martinsville just as strong.”
– Ryan Truex made his third career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start on Friday night in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway.
– Backing up his strong efforts during both practice sessions on Thursday, Truex qualified ninth in the No. 30 Bass Pro Shops Silverado
– Rebounding from an earlier incident and overcoming the damage that came along with it, Truex was on his way to the front of the field before the a blown tire knocked him out of contention.
Fastest Lap: 50.818
Fastest Lap: 47.667
Fastest Lap: 51.186
Laps Completed/Total: 91/100
About Turner Scott Motorsports: Turner Scott Motorsports was established in 1999 by Texas businessman Steve Turner, who was joined by partner Harry Scott Jr. as co-owner in 2013. This season will mark the fourth season of full-time NASCAR competition for the organization, which expanded in 2011 from a two-truck operation in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) to become the largest stand-alone multi-series team in NASCAR’s top-tier touring series. The team earned its first championship when James Buescher captured the NCWTS title in 2012. Turner Scott Motorsports operates out of an 110,000 square-foot state-of-the art facility in Mooresville, N.C. The Chevrolet-backed team has created alliances with General Motors’ powerhouse team Hendrick Motorsports, which provides engine support for both its NNS and NCWTS programs, and Earnhardt Technology Group for drive train and suspension technology assistance. For more information on Turner Scott Motorsports, visit www.TurnerScottMotorsports.com.