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McDowell Finishes 16th at Las Vegas and Gilliland 26th

The NASCAR Cup Series made their second journey to the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway this weekend.


Qualifying twenty ninth within the No. 38 Frontline Enterprises Inc. Ford Mustang, Todd Gilliland was prepared for the 267-lap occasion. Battling dealing with points early in stage one, Gilliland managed to search out himself within the top-5 after a spherical of pit stops cycled him up entrance. Gilliland rolled the cube and pitted from P4 for tires and gasoline midway by means of the stage. A lap down, Gilliland fought laborious till a warning for Erik Jones gave him the prospect to wave round and get again on the lead lap. Gilliland completed stage one thirty first.


Starting stage two on recent tires and topped off on gasoline, Gilliland and the 38 confirmed enchancment from stage one and competed within the top-25 all through stage two. Gilliland completed stage two twenty sixth.


Once once more beginning the stage on recent tires and full on gasoline, Gilliland and the crew stayed out of the wrecks to complete the race twenty sixth.


Rolling off 18th within the Love’s Travel Stops Ford Mustang, Michael McDowell and the 34 crew have been able to proceed their factors battle with fellow rivals Joey Logano, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Kevin Harvick. Battling soiled air all through stage one, McDowell was nonetheless in a position to compete within the top-15 and top-20. As the monitor temperatures rose, McDowell’s Ford Mustang grew to become looser. Pitting for right-side tires solely, McDowell was shuffled again to twentieth the place he completed stage one.


A visit to pit highway for 4 tires, gasoline, and a wedge adjustment to tighten up a free race automobile, McDowell picked up the place he left off to start out stage two. McDowell held a gentle tempo within the top-20 all through the second stage. He completed the stage twenty first.


Pitting below the stage-break warning, McDowell and the Love’s Travel Stops crew elected to take right-side tires solely to realize monitor place and begin the ultimate stage sixth. As the sector stretched out, McDowell was shuffled again into the top-20. McDowell by no means gave up and crossed the beginning/end line sixteenth.


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