Germán Quiroga Earns Top-15 Finish in Rain Delayed UNOH 200 at Bristol

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams took to the track early Thursday, August 21, for a rain delayed UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP at Bristol Motor Speedway. The No. 77 NET10 Wireless team was forced to rely on only one practice session due to inclement weather on Wednesday morning, and after struggling to find the right set up, they were scored the13th fastest. Quiroga advanced to the second and final round of the knock-out qualifying session, where he earned a top-10 starting position, securing the sixth spot. Once weather delayed the start of the race, the teams knew that they would be faced with changed track conditions due to going from a night race to a day race. The sun was shining on Bristol Motor Speedway once the green flag dropped the following morning, and Quiroga found himself inside the top-five, but handling conditions of his Toyota Tundra quickly changed. Crew chief Butch Hylton called for four tires, fuel and a track bar adjustment for the blue and white machine in an effort to tighten the truck up. Quiroga remained in the top-10 for the majority of the 200-lap race. The team made a wedge adjustment during the final pit stop of the day, in an effort to give the Mexican-born driver a truck he could fight for positions with. Unfortunately, not enough laps remained in the race, and he was marked in the 14th position when the checkered flag was displayed.

 

Start - 6          

Finish - 14      

Driver Point Position - 6         

Laps Led - 0

 

Germán Quiroga Quote:

"It was a complicated day for our NET10 Wireless team. We had a great qualifying effort of sixth, and I was battling in the top five when the race started, but as the day went on we slowly began to lose the balance of our Toyota Tundra. I can't thank all the Red Horse Racing guys enough for their hard work. I'm looking forward to doing some road course racing next weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park."

 

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