For the 15th stop of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season, Brennan Newberry and the No. 24 Qore-24 Chevrolet Silverado team entered the weekend looking to improve on their 19th-place finish earned earlier this season in the series' first visit to Iowa Speedway.
Securing the 24th starting position for the Fan Appreciation 200, Newberry and the Qore-24 team immediately began fighting the handling of the No. 24 Silverado. Reporting the truck was free getting in and tight off the corners, Newberry brought his Silverado to the hands of his team under the lap 37 caution where Crew Chief Eddie Pardue made the call for four tires, fuel and a track-bar adjustment. Newberry restarted the race in the 24th position.
As the race continued under a long green-flag run, the leaders began lapping the field early in the 200-lap event. By lap 70, only 22 trucks remained on the lead lap. As Newberry continued searching for the best line to optimize his Qore-24 truck, Eddie Pardue radioed that Newberry was driving his fastest laps of the race.
Without a caution, teams were forced to make green-flag pit stops and on lap 128, Newberry pitted for four tires, fuel and another round of adjustments. Shortly after the field cycled through green-flag pit stops, the caution waved on lap 135 with the Qore-24 team in the 24th position.
Over the closing laps of the Fan Appreciation 200, Newberry was able to survive several late cautions, including two late cautions that forced the race into overtime with two attempts at green-white-checker finish, to cross the finish line on lap 212 in the 22nd position.
"Iowa Speedway was a challenging race for our Qore-24 team. The competition in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is very stout, so it was no surprise that we had to be on our A game for the race. Racing at this track is very unique because of how fast we drive the trucks, but the short-track racing mentality we carry through the event. I want to thank the Iowa Speedway fans and our entire NTS Motorsports team for all of the support."
NTS Motorsports PR