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Day 4 spin ends day at Texas

October 25-28, 2020

Texas Motor Speedway (Fort Worth, Texas)

501 miles

Start: 32nd | Finish: 39th Points: 1 | Standings: 28th

Details of the Day

  • NASCAR resumed racing at Texas on Wednesday on Lap 57 after the race was red-flagged on Sunday due to weather.

  • The over 72-hour delay marked the longest red flag delay since 1973.

  • The race started on Sunday and was suspended due to weather; attempts to restart the race on Monday and Tuesday were unsuccessful.

  • The No. 42 team was forced out of the race early on Lap 59 after an incident sent the car through the infield, resulting in heavy nose damage due to the splitter digging into the soggy terrain.

  • The caution flag was shown eight times for a total of 47 laps

  • The lead changed 23 times among 11 drivers

Phil Surgen, Crew Chief, No. 42 McDonald’s Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE “A disappointing early end to our race, to say the least. We did a good job on Sunday in the opening laps to improve our position before the weather suspended racing for two full days. Everyone did a good job being patient the last couple days and we were prepared to race today. Unfortunately, just after taking the green to resume the race, Matt got really loose off of Turn 4, which moved the car up the track towards the wall and into the lane the No. 11 was running in. The contact from behind turned the car back towards the infield, and with the infield soaked from a few days of rain, the nose dug in and the front end sustained heavy damage that forced us out of the race. We’ll put tonight behind us, and move our attention towards a quick turnaround to Martinsville this weekend.”


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