– Making his sixth NCWTS start at Martinsville Speedway, Justin Haley raced to a track-best sixth-place finish Saturday afternoon.
– Haley’s sixth-place effort continued his streak of consecutive top-10 finishes, now at 11 races, a streak starting back with his first win of the season at Gateway Motorsports Park. Haley now has eight top-five finishes, and 16 top-10 finishes in the 2018 NCWTS season.
– Kicking off the Round of Six with a solid run in the first race, Haley now finds himself only two points below the NASCAR Playoffs cutoff mark with two races remaining before the final four drivers are locked into Championship weekend.
“Thankfully we closed up the gap some today. We gave it all we had at probably my least favorite track, especially least favorite in the Round of Six. We’re really good at Texas and we’re bringing my Gateway win truck to Phoenix, so if all goes right we should be pretty good there. I’m just very thankful to come out of today’s race the way we did. We just tried to survive today and we were going to be happy with a top-10 finish, and just came up short of a top-five. I’m proud of a sixth-place run. Now it’s crunch time. I’m happy for Johnny (Sauter) and the 21 team being locked into the championship four at Homestead, now to get ourselves locked in and see him there.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!