Early Contact Results in Dye’s 28th-Place Finish at COTA

Daniel Dye finished his week at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) coming across the line in 28th position. Dye was collected in a collision early in the first stage causing him to battle the rest of the race with damage. Though the driver of the No. 43 NAPA Nightvision Chevrolet Silverado RST was four laps down at the finish, but was able to gain valuable positions and earn points in the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series (NCTS) points standings.

Dye began the XPEL 225 strong by gaining five places on the first lap. He was getting into a rhythm until suffering significant contact with another truck in Turn 20 on lap six. Dye sustained significant damage to the right front of his truck resulting in him coming to pit road earlier than planned to make repairs. Dye and his NAPA Nightvision team was able to make ample repairs and return him on track.

Dye spent the second stage fighting forward trying to position himself in the lucky dog position. After getting spun again in the esses later in the stage, Dye kept his head down and focused on the big picture of salvaging as many points as possible. In the third stage, Dye was able to take advantage of other trucks who sustained damage to gain positions and advanced five positions to record a 28th-place finish.

Daniel Dye Quote:
“We went four laps down after another truck crossed our nose. It caused us to have race ending damage and had to fix the sway bar after a flat right front. We had speed in our NAPA Nightvision Chevy for what we had to deal with today. I think we had some good pace in our truck this weekend, but I’m proud of these guys’ effort for making repairs and salvaging some points today.”