Friday, November 5
Track: Phoenix Raceway, 1-mile oval
Race: 22 of 22
Event: Lucas Oil 150 (150 laps, 150 miles)
Tanner Gray, No. 15 Ford Performance F-150
Tanner Gray qualified 22nd for the Lucas Oil 150. When the first caution flag of the race waved on lap 13, he was up to 17th.
The Ford driver cracked the top-15 on lap 23, but that was as far up as he was able to get before the handling began to fade. He finished Stage 1 in 18th.
The team pitted during the stage break for four tires and fuel, but was unable to return to the track for the start of Stage 2 as a rear axle broke when leaving the pit box.
After going to the garage and making repairs, Gray rejoined the race on lap 66, 15 laps down to log laps and continue building a notebook for next year.
At the conclusion of Stage 2, the team discovered an oil leak under the rear end during the pit stop forcing them to retire from the race. Gray was credited with 35th-place.
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!