Lee Charges from Back to Front for Top-10 at Talladega
Series: ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
Race : 4 of 20 April 29, 2016
Driver: Shane Lee
Driver Point Standings: 10th (-235)
Car: No.32 LeeBoy Toyota Camry
Track: Talladega Superspeedway
Race: General Tire 200
Distance: 74 Laps / 196.84 Miles
April 29, 2016 (Talladega, AL) With a single practice sessions for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards teams didn't spare any time getting on track. Shane Lee and the No.32 LeeBoy Toyota team made nine laps during nearly two hour practice session posting the 7th fastest time.
With ARCA Racing series group qualifying at superspeedway, Lee and the No.32 team would line to go out up fourth in group five. With a fast lap of 51.665, Lee would qualify 8th for the afternoons General Tire 200.
When the green flag waived shortly after 5:00 p.m., Lee took the green flag in 6th and continued racing inside the top-10 before the 05 had an issue on lap 8. Lee got shuffled back outside the top-20 and was able to work his way back forward moving back inside at lap 22. The first caution flew at lap 44 for a car stopped at the entrance of pit road, Lee running 2nd pitted under caution for fuel only and restarted 8th at lap 52. Lee worked his way inside the top-5 before the second caution period at lap 56. When the field received the green for the third time at lap 61 Lee restarted 4th, with a great restart Shane made a move for the top position but was pushed up the track and slid to the outside lane. Lee would slide back outside the top-20 for the second time. With a caution resulting in a restart inside 10 laps to go, Lee restarted 19th and made impressive moves as the field went back racing. Lee was able to pick up ten positions in the closing laps wheeling his No.32 LeeBoy Toyota Camry to a 9th place finish in the General Tire 200.
From the Driver’s Seat with Shane Lee… “I had a blast racing with everyone today working our way from the back to the front several times. We was able to make the outside lane be competitive and race two and three wide for the entire race which made for a great race. I learned a lot about working the draft. We have a lot of great races coming up and the Win-Tron guys keep providing fast LeeBoy Toyotas we will keep improving on it every week and compete for wins.”
Looking out the Windshield… The ARCA Racing Series will be back on track at Michigan International Speedway for an open test on May 19. The next scheduled race for Lee and the No.32 LeeBoy team is Pocono Raceway for the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 on June 3.
Keeping up with Shane... For the latest news, notes, and appearance information follow @ShaneLeeRacing on Twitter or facebook.com/ShaneLeeMotorsports
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About Win-Tron Racing: Located in Mooresville, North Carolina, Win-Tron Racing is a professional race team headquartered in “Race City USA.” Owned by former racer Kevin Cywinski who have built a successful program in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, as well as expanding to a full-time campaign in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starting in 2014. Learn more at WinTronRacing.com or on twitter @WinTronRacing