Kaulig Racing Race Recap | BetRivers 200

No. 16 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet Camaro

AJ Allmendinger qualified 10th for the BetRivers 200 at Dover Motor Speedway. 
When the caution came out on lap six, Allmendinger had maintained 10th position and reported to his team that his No. 16 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevy was loose. The team stayed out under caution and Allmendinger restarted in 10th and had driven up to eighth place in the first two laps back green. On lap 27, the caution came out and Allmendinger asked crew chief, Alex Yontz, for more rear security. Allmendinger restarted in ninth place and went on to finish the opening stage in eighth.
On lap 51, Allmendinger restarted in 15th place and by lap 63 Allmendinger had driven back into the top 10. The team radio was quiet for the duration of the second stage and Allmendinger finished the stage in 12th place. Under the stage break, the team came to pit road for tires, fuel, air pressure and wedge adjustments. The No. 16 gained two spots on pit road to restart in 10th place on lap 99.
The first lap green, Allmendinger reported he was sideways; however he continued to move forward, taking over eighth place on lap 103. On lap 158, the caution came out for rain and the field was brought down pit road. When the race resumed, Allmendinger restarted in ninth place on lap 172. The No. 16 hit the wall on the right side on lap 174. Under the caution on lap 175, spotter, Coleman Pressley, surveyed the damage and the team used images to determined the damage was not significant and Allmendinger shouldn't notice a difference in the car. Allmendinger went on to finish sixth in the BetRivers 200 at Dover Motor Speedway.

“We fought loose most of the day, just struggled there. Our guys fought hard all day. The third stage was probably our best stage, we were able to get the car a little more competitive. We still needed a lot more to try to win the race, but we could run about sixth to eighth [place] on the long run. We made the most of it on restarts at the end. We learned somethings and we obviously have to be better to contend to win so we’ll keep moving forward.”

  • AJ Allmendinger

    No. 97 WeatherTech Chevrolet Camaro Shane van Gisbergen qualified 31st for the BetRivers 300 at Dover Motor Speedway.
    Shane van Gisbergen and his WeatherTech team started the 200-lap event at Dover Motor Speedway from the 31st position on Saturday afternoon. The first stage saw two cautions for 14 laps, with Van Gisbergen working his way to as high as 23rd, and ending the stage in 24th on lap 45.
    Van Gisbergen started stage two from fifth on lap 52. Fighting a loose condition during the second stage, the WeatherTech team ended the stage in 19th on lap 90.
    Following a four-tire pit stop under the stage two caution break, Van Gisbergen started the final stage in 17th on lap 99. Continuing to battle a loose Chevrolet to start the stage, Van Gisbergen slipped to 23rd on lap 140 and was scored in 21st when the caution came out for rain on lap 159. Following the restart of the race, Van Gisbergen continued to battle, ultimately crossing the finish line in 19th.

“We struggled a bit today, but ultimately we fought all day and came home with a top-20 finish and a straight car. Looking forward to Darlington in a couple of weeks.”

  • Shane van Gisbergen

    No. 10 Race to Stop Suicide Chevrolet Camaro Daniel Dye qualified 37th for the BetRivers 200 at Dover Motor Speedway.
    The No. 10 Race to Stop Suicide Chevrolet fired off a tick tight, as the first caution came out on lap five before his tires had warmed up. He restarted 31st on lap 13 and made up one spot when the next caution came out on lap 26. Electing to stay out and gain track position, Dye restarted from 23rd but fell to 29th, where he ended the opening stage.
    Dye told his team that the No. 10 Chevy was tight overall and needed to land better. He pitted for tires, fuel and an air pressure adjustment to help with front turn, before starting the second stage from 27th. With the previous adjustments helping the No. 10 Chevy, Dye made up five spots, finishing the second stage in 22nd, which ended without incident.
    Dye told crew chief, Phillipe Lopez, that the No. 10 Chevy was good and just needed a bit more front turn. He pitted during the stage break for tires, fuel, and a wedge adjustment. Dye started the final stage from 24thplace. After 115 laps complete, Dye radioed that the No. 10 Chevy was too tight from entry to center. He continued making up more spots and entered the top 20 for the first time of the day on lap 143. Rain brought out the next caution flag on lap 158, but the field went back to green with 28 to go. Another caution came out just two laps later, as Dye had made his way up to 11th where he restarted with 21 laps to go. By the next caution on lap 184, Dye had fallen to 15th and radioed that his No. 10 Chevy was extremely tight handling. After only five green-flap laps, the next caution fell with six to go. Dye was tagged in the right rear and sustained damage to the No. 10 Chevy. He pitted for damage repairs before the field made two overtime attempts, finishing under caution. Dye ultimately crossed the line 20th.

“I learned a lot today. We fought a tight-handling No. 10 Race to Stop Suicide Chevy, but we made some good changes throughout the day; we just needed a bit more there at the end. We made it up to 11th at one point, but we were just too tight. We probably would have finished somewhere in the top 15 had we not gotten collected in that wreck. I’m looking forward to working with this group again in Iowa.”

  • Daniel Dye

    No. 11 Alloy Employer Services Chevrolet Camaro Josh Williams qualified 39th for the BetRivers 200 at Dover Motor Speedway.
    Williams, starting 38th, moved up to 32nd by the first caution on lap six. Restarting there on lap 14, Williams began picking up spots, putting the No. 11 Alloy Employer Services Chevy Camaro into 29th by lap 27. The caution came out, and Williams came down pit road for tires, fuel and a track bar adjustment. Restarting 35th, Williams saved his tires and held his position until the end of the stage.
    Williams stayed out during the stage break and gained track position, restarting in sixth on lap 52. Driving on old tires, he fell to 29th, one lap down, where he’d finish stage two.
    During the stage caution, Williams pitted for tires, fuel and a front packer adjustment. He restarted on lap 98 in 29th as the first car one lap down. On lap 140, Williams, running 28th, was put two laps down. With 42 laps remaining, the yellow – then, briefly, red – flag flew for rain. Williams pitted for tires, fuel and a track bar adjustment and fired back off in 26th, two laps down, with 29 laps to go. A series of start-and-stop cautions ensued, and Williams eventually took the checkered flag in 25th, two laps down.

“This weekend as a whole was disappointing, especially after a stretch of good runs for the Alloy Employer Services team. Having a weekend off to regroup before Darlington might help in the long run.”

  • Josh Williams

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