Our first NASCAR race
This past Saturday evening, we made our NASCAR debut. We were honored to be a sponsor for No. 31 Jeff Burton. In case you missed it, here is a recap of Jeff Burton’s run.
Jeff Burton and the No. 31 Airgas/Bulwark Chevrolet team ran in the top 15 for 369 laps of the 406-lap night race at Richmond International Raceway, and finished off the solid effort with a fifth-place finish. After starting the event from the 16th position, the South Boston, Va., native climbed into the top 15 early and reported to crew chief Luke Lambert that the No. 31 Chevrolet developed a tight-handling condition in the middle of the corners, especially on long green-flag runs. Lambert and the No. 31 pit crew worked hard throughout the evening by making tire pressure and chassis adjustments on multiple pit stops, while Burton maintained a top-15 running position. After narrowly avoiding a multi-car accident on lap 328, the Richard Childress Racing driver brought the white and black machine to pit road for fresh Goodyear tires and Sunoco Green E15 fuel. The adjustments made on the pit stop improved the handling of the car and Burton worked his way into the top 10 with 28 laps to go, and eventually moved to seventh-place on lap 385. The final caution flag of the night was displayed with four laps to go, setting up a green-white-checkered finish. While the top-six competitors came to pit road for service, Lambert made the call for his driver to stay out putting Burton at the top of the leaderboard. On the final restart, Burton raced hard before the drivers with fresh tires were able to get around the veteran driver on the final lap. In the end, Burton crossed the finish line in fifth for his first top-five result of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. With the strong finish, Burton gained four positions in Sprint Cup Series driver championship point standings, moving up to 19th.
For more information about Saturday’s race at Richmond International Raceway, click here:http://www.rcrracing.com/