ThorSport Racing Event Recap | 2018 Talladega Superspeedway

ThorSport Racing Event Recap | 2018 Talladega Superspeedway Getty Images for NASCAR
Talladega Race Information:
Started: 28th
Stage 1: 3rd
Stage 2: 10th
Finished: 2nd
Laps: 94 / 94
Laps Led: 0
Status: Running
Driver Points: 9th
Owner Points: 12th
 
MYATT SNIDER EARNS CAREER-BEST NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES FINISH AT TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY
 
"I was able to make some good moves at the right time today. Luckily, ThorSport Racing and Ford Performance gave me a great F-150. The RIDE TV / Louisiana Hot Sauce machine was really, really fast today, and it was a heck of a pusher. I'm so proud of my team because we made great moves all day and kept ourselves out front. We do well at these plate races, but if we keep running like this, we'll get a win eventually."
   
2018 Stats:
Starts: 19
Laps Completed: 2,624 / 2,772
Laps Led: 13
Wins: 0
Poles: 0
Top-five Finishes: 2
Top-10 Finishes: 7
Average start: 15.6
Average finish: 14.3
 
 
Talladega Race Information:
Started: 14th
Stage 1: 9th
Stage 2: 4th
Finished: 16th
Laps: 93 / 94
Laps Led: 0
Status: Running
Driver Points: 7th
Owner Points: 6th
 
BEN RHODES SURVIVES WILD FR8AUCTIONS 250 AT TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY
 
"Our Carolina Nut Co. Ford F-150 had really good speed all day, we just didn't have the chance to showcase it. It's unfortunate that we were caught up in one of the first cautions of the day. Once that happened, we went a lap down, but my ThorSport team did an amazing job getting our Ford F-150 back on track and running. It was a really good truck. Unfortunately, we just couldn't get that lap back. Being one lap down is what kept us out of the Playoffs. We had the speed at the end, we had everything we needed, it just didn't work out, we were a lap down. It's Talladega. Luck has to be on your side. It's hard not to look back at the times throughout the season where mistakes were made or things that happened you wish you could change. We're going to move forward and win all the races we can the rest of the season."
   
2018 Stats:
Starts: 19
Laps Completed: 2,752 / 2,772
Laps Led: 228
Wins: 1 (Kentucky)
Poles: 3 (Martinsville, Eldora, Canada)
Top-five Finishes: 6
Top-10 Finishes: 10
Average start: 9.6
Average finish: 10.5
 
 
 
Talladega Race Information:
Started: 4th
Stage 1: 1st
Stage 2: 27th
Finished: 19th
Laps: 92 / 94
Laps Led: 0
Status: Running
Driver Points: 4th
Owner Points: 4th
Playoff Position: 4th
 
LATE-RACE INCIDENT ENDS GRANT ENFINGER'S SHOT AT VICTORY AT TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY
 
"I'm proud of the truck we had here today. Overall, our speedway trucks at ThorSport Racing have got better - we had one of the better trucks here today. I don't think we had the best one but we definitely had a contending truck. It was really good pushing, fairly good leading. It just wasn't meant to be there at the end. I was trying to make it as wide as I can. I don't know if he got me in the quarter panel or got me in the bumper, if I just got behind on it, it's just a Talladega racing deal, I guess. I hate it for the No. 98 Champion Power Equipment Ford Performance guys - they deserved the checkered flag today."
   
2018 Stats:
Starts: 19
Laps Completed: 2,761 / 2,772
Laps Led: 137
Wins: 1 (Las Vegas II)
Poles: 1 (Gateway)
Top-five Finishes: 5
Top-10 Finishes: 13
Average start: 7.4
Average finish: 8.9
   
 
 
Talladega Race Information:
Started: 9th
Stage 1: 4th
Stage 2: 2nd
Finished: 26th
Laps: 58 / 94
Laps Led: 0
Status: Running
Driver Points: 6th
Owner Points: 10th
Playoff Position: 6th
 
THE BIG ONE COLLECTS MATT CRAFTON, FORCING AN EARLY END TO HIS FR8AUCTIONS 250 AT TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY 
 
"All in all, we had a great first two segments. I honestly don't know what happened - so close but so far. That's been my luck at the superspeedways. Two years ago at Daytona, I thought we were going to win the race and then next thing I knew, I was upside down. That's how it goes. That's just Talladega - that's the nature of the beast here. Everybody pushes and pushes until the Big One. I did what I could do. The first two segments, we finished fourth and second, and in the second one, we put ourselves into position. We did everything we could do - we came here with a fast Fisher Nuts / Menards Ford F-150."
   
2018 Stats:
Starts: 19
Laps Completed: 2,569 / 2,772
Laps Led: 64
Wins: 0
Poles: 0
Top-five Finishes: 7
Top-10 Finishes: 11
Average start: 10.2
Average finish: 11.5
 
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