Justin Lofton Finishes Fifth at Texas Motor Speedway

For the third time this season, Justin Lofton lined up the No. 6 Lofton Cattle/J6Ink Chevrolet Silverado on the front row to start the WinStar World Casino 350 from the second position. Faced with the challenge of having his left wrist in a cast as a result from a last-lap accident two weeks prior at Talladega Superspeedway, Lofton remained in the top 10 for all 147 laps of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race and took the checkered flag in the fifth position. The Westmorland, Calif., native struggled when the green flag was dropped because he could not shift while adequately gripping the steering wheel with his left hand. However, after a few laps the Lofton Cattle machine came to life. The Gere Kennon-led crew made only slight air pressure adjustments to free up the truck's handling during routine pit stops for four tires and fuel while under caution on Laps 26, 60 and 101. Lofton never fell below the eighth position throughout the course of the event and claimed a fifth-place finish, his best at the 1.5-mile Fort Worth racetrack, in his final start in the No. 6 Sharp-Gallaher Racing Chevrolet for the 2013 season.

 

Justin Lofton Quote:

"This was the best truck I've ever had at Texas Motor Speedway. The guys at Sharp-Gallaher Racing did a great job setting it up and the pit crew was on it tonight. I really struggled on the restarts because of the cast, and it just took a few laps for the truck to come in. Once it did, it was a rocket."
 
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