Germán Quiroga Earns Top-10 Finish at Gateway Motorsports Park

On Saturday, Germán Quiroga earned a seventh-place finish in the Drivin' For Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park. During two practice sessions on Saturday morning, Quiroga posted the 15th and fourth fastest times. A rain shower moved through just before qualifying was scheduled to begin, and the field was set per the NASCAR Rule Book based on practice times. Quiroga took the green flag in fifth position, but soon reported that he was too free in turns 3 and 4, falling back out of the top 10. During the second caution on lap 28, crew chief Scott Zipadelli called Quiroga to pit road for two tires, fuel and adjustments. After restarting in the 12th position, Quiroga reported that his No. 11 Toyota Tundra was very loose and on the following caution period on lap 69, he again visited pit road, this time for four tires, fuel and a wedge adjustment. He continued to battle a loose condition and would visit pit road again one more time for another four-tire stop. Quiroga was able to avoid several late-race wrecks to drive into the top 10 and secure a seventh-place finishing position.
Start - 5
Finish - 7
Driver Points Position - 23
Owner Points Position - 9
Laps Led - 0
Germán Quiroga Quote:                                          
"First of all, I have to thank everyone at Red Horse Racing for the opportunity and everyone at Toyota Racing Development. We had a fast Toyota Tundra, but we started a little bit free. We got it a little bit better but we fought that all night. You have to be aggressive, but they were hitting us, and every time they hit us we were losing positions because we were so free. I'm happy overall, we finished with the truck in one piece in the top-10. All I can say is thanks to everyone, all the pit crew guys, (crew chief) Scott Zipadelli and all the guys back at the shop."

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