Blue Jeans Go Green 200: Post Race Report

The second race of the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series season is complete, but not in the way we hoped it would end. With 32 laps to go in the Blue Jeans Go Green 200, the red flag was displayed due to rainy weather conditions. The Nationwide Series cars were led down pit road where our teams quickly covered the cars in hopes of returning to the track. After a two hour and seven minute red flag, the Blue Jeans Go Green 200 was officially called due to rain.

Mike Bliss and the No. 19 TriStar Motorsports Camry qualified 17th for the Blue Jeans Go Green 200 at Phoenix International Raceway. Bliss ran as high as 14th, but finished 17th due to in-climate weather conditions. Driver’s Points Gained: 27pts


Eric McClure and the No. 14 Hefty®/Reynolds Wrap® Camry qualified 28th for Saturday’s race. Once the green flag dropped after a caution on track, McClure battled a vibration issue and finished the race in 23rd. Driver’s Points Gained: 21pts


Will Kimmel made his second career Nationwide Series start during the Blue Jeans Go Green 200 at Phoenix International Raceway in the No. 44 Ingersoll Rand Camry. Kimmel qualified 26th and finished the race 33rd after experiencing transmission issues that sent him to the garage for repairs. Driver’s Points Gained: 11pts


Driving the No. 10 Support Military Foundation Camry was Blake Koch who qualified 22nd. Koch finished the Blue Jeans Go Green 200 in 39th after having a vibration issue. Driver’s Points Gained: 5pts


Overall, TriStar Motorsports had a good points weekend and are looking forward to heading to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Boyd Gaming 300 next weekend.