TriStar Motorsports Post-Race Report Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway

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Below are the Post-Race results for TriStar Motorsports for the Kansas Lottery 300:

 

Mike Bliss Finishes 14th: Mike Bliss and the No. 19 TriStar Motorsports Camry team qualified 21st for the Kansas Lottery 300. After a disappointing finish last weekend in Dover, Bliss was ready to take on the 1.5-mile tri-oval speedway in Kansas. When an early caution came out, Bliss was battling teammate, David Starr for the 21st position. Bliss reported that his Camry was tight off and snappy loose and reported that he still hadn’t gotten a feel for the car while running 21st. On lap 40, Bliss was running 22nd and when another caution flag waved his crew chief discussed coming to pit road for scuff tires. Later into the race, Bliss spun going into turn one, which brought out a caution flag. Bliss kept his Camry off the wall and came to pit road with minimal damage. The team decided to take fuel and a wedge adjustment during the stop to assess the damage from the spin. When the 55 car spun out, the No. 19 spotter believed that Bliss may have caught a little damage from the spin, but additional team spotters said the damage would not affect the race. With 36 laps to go, Bliss was continuing to battle teammate David Starr for the 14th position. Mike Bliss brought the No. 19 Camry home in the 14th position!

 

David Starr Finishes 15th: David Starr was back behind the wheel of the No. 44 Niece Equipment Camry this weekend in Kansas. Starr qualified 23rd for the 200-lap/300-mile race. Early into the race, Starr was on the move and was gaining positions left and right. When the second caution flag waved, Starr reported that his Toyota Camry was running good. On lap 19, Starr was running in the 19th position, when the right side of the No. 44 Niece Equipment Camry got clipped in a wreck on track. The team came to pit road and found minimal damage and his Camry returned to pit road after taking four tires, fuel and adjustments. At lap 110, Starr was scored in the 16th position and was continuing to battle with teammate Mike Bliss for on track position. Starr came to pit road under green flag conditions and made contact with the No. 6 car while coming into the No. 44 pit box and received minimal damage. With 10 laps to go, the No. 44 Camry was running 15th and would maintain that finish at the end of 300-miles.

 

Eric McClure Finishes 19th: In his 250th NASCAR Nationwide Series start, Eric McClure qualified the No. 14 Hefty®/Reynolds Wrap® Camry in the 28th position. McClure was scored in the 23rd position when an early caution flag waved at lap 2. Reporting that the No. 14 Camry was loose in turns one and two, McClure had slipped back to the 30th position and when the second caution flag waved, he came to pit road for a track bar adjustment and fuel. When the third caution flag flew, McClure brought his No. 14 Camry to pit road for four tires, fuel and adjustments and had to come back down pit road for a second time under caution for nose damage that came from an incident on pit road. At the halfway point in the race, McClure was scored in the 24thposition and with 16 laps to go the No. 14 Camry was scored in the 19th position. McClure brought the No. 14 Hefty®/Reynolds Wrap® Camry home in the 19th position.

 

Next Race: The NASCAR Nationwide Series heads to Charlotte Motor Speedwayon October 10th.