Track: Daytona International Speedway (DIS) Road Course (3.61 Mile)
Race: BrakeBest Brake Pads 159
Date: February 19, 2021
Format: 12/25/51; 184.11 Miles (7 laps of overtime)
No. 3 I Heart Mac & Cheese and More Chevrolet Silverado – Bobby Reuse
Stage 1: 36
Stage 2: 34
Laps Completed: 50 of 51 (-1 lap)
Laps Led: 0
Bobby Reuse from Birmingham, Alabama raced his I Heart Mac & Cheese and More Chevrolet Silverado to a 27th place finish in a wet and contact filled BrakeBest Brake Pads 159 at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course on Friday night.
Stage One Recap:
– Reuse would start the BrakeBest Brake Pads 159 in the 13th position. With no practice or qualifying the starting lineup was calculated by a competition-based performance metrics system; fastest lap in the previous race 15 percent, driver finish from previous race 25 percent, owner points 25 percent, and driver points 35 percent.
– Due to ‘wet’ track conditions teams would start the race on the Goodyear Eagle rain tires. With Reuse not having any experience on the rain tires or the truck in the wet the JAR team opted to forgo their starting position and start at the back of the field.
– Stage-1 would see Reuse would have some difficulty getting use to the handling of the truck sending it off course multiple times as the track would remain extremely wet throughout the stage.
– The first caution of the night would fly on Lap-10, making the following restart a one-lap shootout to end Stage-1. Reuse would hold his ground to finish in the 36th position.
Stage Two Recap:
– Bruce Cook would have the No. 3 I Heart Mac & Cheese and More Chevrolet Silverado come to pit road for a fuel only stop during the Stage break. Reuse would restart Stage-2 in the 36th position.
– The Alabama native would hit pit road from the 32nd position when the third caution of the night fell on Lap-34. The over-the-wall crew would fill the Chevrolet Silverado full of Sunoco Racing Fuel, and put on four fresh Goodyear Eagles slicks as the tracks predominate racing line had dried out.
– Stage Two would end under the fourth caution with Reuse being scored in the 34th position.
– At the stage break, Reuse would come down pit road to see if the crew could fix some of the body damage further. Reuse would restart in the 32nd position.
– As the end of the race would start to near. Drivers were starting to make there moves to get to the front with plenty of contact. The cautions flags would start fly and ultimately would breed more cautions.
– After the seventh caution Reuse would line up in the 21st position for the restart. Coming to the white flag lap the No. 3 I Heart Mac & Cheese and More Chevrolet Silverado of Reuse would find himself limping his truck back to the finish after the No. 26 of Tyler Ankrum would dive bomb the front-stretch chicane and cut the left rear tire down.
– The tenth and final caution would then wave involving a truck stopped on the track that would ultimately end the race. Reuse would go on to be scored in the 27thposition.
Bobby Reuse Quote:
“With the course being wet from a steady rain that fell prior to the start. Teams opted to begin the race on the Goodyear rain tire, and with myself having no experience on that tire or competing with the heavy truck in the rain I think we made the right decision to forgo starting from the 13th position and fall to the back at the start and try to log some clean laps.”
“Even with starting at the back I really struggled with lack of experience on the wet course. The truck felt like it continuously had no front grip. After getting off track a few times, I was so happy it dried up. Towards the end of the second stage, we became extremely competitive once it dried up. We fought from two laps down at one point to drive up to 19th in the last stage. On the final green-white checkered restart the 26-truck dive bombed into my left side in the front chicane and cut down my left rear. From that point we limped it around the last lap to finish. I’m grateful for the opportunity, but really wanted that top-20 for the team. I’m looking forward building on what we learned and applying it for the next one. Jordan Anderson Racing with Bruce Cook is a great group.”
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship Standings:
After 2 events, Jordan Anderson Racing sits thirteenth in the Championship Owner Standings, 55 points by behind ThorSport Racing.
Jordan Anderson will be back behind the wheel of the Jordan Anderson Racing No. 3 when the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series resumes action on Friday, March 5, 2021, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Bucked Up 200. Live coverage will be on FS1, Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM at 9:00 p.m. ET.
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