ThorSport Racing - 2018 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Recap

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TRACK-BEST FOURTH-PLACE FINISH FOR GRANT ENFINGER AT LAS VEGAS
 
"These ThorSport Racing guys brought a really fast Curb Records Ford F-150 tonight. It wasn't drivable there at the beginning, in dirty air. I take responsibility for that - I didn't put us in vulnerable enough positions yesterday during practice. But my crew chief, Jeff Hensley worked on it, made it way better, and I feel good about where we were at the end. Unfortunately, we didn't pick up many Stage points to speak of, so I'm kind of disappointed in that, but still a solid night for us."
 
2018 Stats:
Starts: 3
Laps Completed: 368 of 368
Laps Led: 6
Wins: 0
Top-five Finishes: 1
Top-10 Finishes: 3



Las Vegas Race Information:
Started: 15th
Stage 1 Finish: 6th
Stage 2 Finish: 4th  
Finished: 7th 
Laps: 134/134 
Laps Led: 0 
Status: Running      
Driver Points: 5th 
Owner Points: 6th 

 BEN RHODES LANDS HIS THIRD TOP-10 FINISH IN THIRD RACE OF 2018 
 
"We had pretty decent speed in our No. 41 Alpha Energy Solutions Ford F-150 today. It wasn't the absolute fastest truck, but it was definitely fast enough to be in victory lane. We drove through the field from a 14th place starting spot to fourth, but unfortunately had a pit stop issue in the race which put me at the tail end of the field. I had to fight my way through, but unfortunately there was only one caution, so we had to do a green flag stop and gamble on right side tires. When the caution came out, that set us up badly on the restart with some guys with fresh tires right on our tailgate. They were able to get a run and basically stall our momentum and go four and five wide on the backstretch. For me, to keep from getting into a wreck, I had to back out. Ultimately, it was a solid effort, but not the finish this team deserves. I said it at Atlanta that, this truck deserves to be in victory lane - we certainly had a fast enough truck to do that, we just couldn't get the track position tonight."

2018 Stats:
Starts: 3 
Laps Completed: 368 of 368   
Laps Led: 0 
Wins: 0
Top-five Finishes: 1 
Top-10 Finishes: 2


Las Vegas Race Information:
Started: 10th
Stage 1 Finish: 5th
Stage 2 Finish: 2nd
Finished: 15th
Laps: 133/134
Laps Led: 0 
Status: Running
Driver Points: 10th 
Owner Points: 11th 
 
MYATT SNIDER SHOWS STRENGTH IN LAS VEGAS DESPITE MID-RACE MISHAP 
 
"The guys at ThorSport Racing really gave me a great Liberty Tax Ford F-150, but we just had a small mishap on pit road where the tire got away from us and ended up causing a penalty. Racing is all about minimizing your mistakes, and unfortunately, we made one on pit road, but up until that we were perfect. We were up front battling for the lead, and that speaks for how strong this team is. If we keep running like this, we'll get wins in no time with Liberty Tax."
 
2018 Stats:
Starts: 3
Laps Completed: 340 of 368  
Laps Led: 3  
Wins: 0 
Top-five Finishes: 0 
Top-10 Finishes: 1

 
Las Vegas Race Information:
Started: 12th
Stage 1 Position: 10th
Stage 2 Position: N/A
Finished: 29th
Laps: 40/134
Laps Led: 0
Status: Brakes
Driver Points: 9th
Owner Points: 10th

PART FAILURE YIELDS 29TH-PLACE FINISH FOR MATT CRAFTON IN LAS VEGAS
 
"We had a part failure tonight that sidelined us early. We came to the garage twice to try and fix the problem, but ended up just parking it because we were already 20-plus laps down and didn't want to tear up a good truck. We'll get em' at Martinsville (Speedway) in a few weeks."
 
2018 Stats:
Starts: 3
Laps Completed: 271 of 368
Laps Led: 7
Wins: 0
Top-five Finishes: 1
Top-10 Finishes: 1
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