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Beasley Catches Fire, Again

Wednesday, Jul 16 1980

Many people were convinced that Jay Beasley’s 3 consecutive top-10’s were merely luck when his hot streak came to an end after a disappointing showing at Langley Speedway. However, the Las Vegas, Nevada native was determined to prove his skeptics wrong at Loudon; and he did just that.
Things began a little rocky for Beasley at the 1-mile oval track where the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East newcomer made his 10th track debut of the season. Beasley and his crew initially struggled to adapt to the racetrack.
“For practice and qualifying, the car was really loose getting into corner. It wasn’t until the half-way break of the race that we were finally able make the right adjustments so that I felt more comfortable with the car. We tightened the car up, entry and exit, and from there we were good to go,” said Beasley
In addition to the necessary adjustments, Beasley and crew’s strategy for the race proved to be equally as instrumental in securing Jay’s top-5 finish. With roughly 100 miles after taking the green flag to improve his 20th place qualifying position, Beasley took his time and waited for his opportunities to arrive instead of forcing them. And when the time came, Beasley would make one of his signature moves to the inside and pass one competitor after another until he found himself fluctuating between 10th and 12th place. From there his progress grew stagnant, and it appeared that Beasley could secure a top-10 finish at best. However, after a restart with 10 laps remaining, Beasley became involved in a 4-wide battle before managing to squeeze through and secure the sixth place position.
Beasley, took the white flag in sixth, however an accident between the first and second place drivers on the final turn allowed Beasley to move up two positions and take the checked flag in the top-5 for the second time this season.
While Beasley had a successful weekend, he was unfortunately the only Rev Racing driver that was able to finish the race. Beasley’s teammates were among the many drivers who fell victim to blown tires and pile-ups over the course of the competition. Nonetheless, with the JEGS 150 coming up this weekend, the Rev Racing teams won’t have to wait long to redeem themselves.

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