Dakoda Armstrong NCWTS Post Race Report- Homestead-Miami Speedway
Closing out his first full season of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) competition at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Dakoda Armstrong and the No. 60 WinField team had their sights set on a strong run in the Ford EcoBoost 200. As the sun went down at the 1.5-mile facility, handling conditions drastically changed for the Indiana native as he fought to find grip for his Silverado for the first 100 laps of the main event. Receiving fresh tires before the first attempt at a green-white-checkered finish, Armstrong motored forward and had a top-10 finish in his sights before he was collected in a multi-truck incident coming to the white flag. Damage to his machine resulted in a 23rd-place finish.
First transmitting to crew chief Richie Wauters that his WinField Chevy was tight and lacked overall grip on Lap 38, the young driver received his first round of changes under a yellow flag pit stop four laps later. Determining that the scuffed tires the team was using for the No. 60 Silverado were causing the lack of grip just after the halfway point, Armstrong was able to get a fresh set of sticker tires on Lap 95 to make his charge forward. A great pit stop by the WinField crew put Armstrong back inside the top-20 after the ill-handling conditions shuffled him backwards from his 21st starting position in the opening portion of the event.
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