Friday, May 28
Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway, 1.5-mile quad oval
Race: 10 of 22
Event: North Carolina Education Lottery 200 (134 laps, 200 miles)
Tanner Gray, No. 15 Ford Performance F-150
The starting lineup was determined by owner’s points as qualifying was rained out. Gray started in the 25th position.
Gray was in 20th after the opening three laps and began to methodically pick more trucks off as the stage ran. He finished Stage 1 in 15th and relayed to the team that he needed more rear stability.
The No. 15 team pitted for four tires, fuel, air pressure and trackbar adjustments and would restart Stage 2 in 13th.
Gray was in 17th on lap 50 when he got loose attempting to pass for position and spun his Ford Performance F-150. He had to come down pit road for four new tires and to check for any damage and went one lap down. He ultimately finished Stage 2 in 25th.
Green flag waved with 68 laps to go in the race and Gray rode steady in 24th trying to maintain position as the first truck one lap down and hoping for a caution. Caution waved on lap 118 for a wreck, but due to the cycling of green flag pit stops the No. 15 was still trapped one lap down.
Gray pitted under yellow for tires and fuel and restarted 22nd with 10 laps remaining and finished the race there.
Next event: SpeedyCash.com 220 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas on June 12 at 1 p.m EDT.
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