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TC Daily Pit Stop: Heim Wins Rain-Shortened Race at Martinsville; Hocevar Parked Two Laps; More from Friday at Martinsville
TC Daily Pit Stop: Saturday, April 15th, 2023
Photo Credit: Jonathan McCoy, TobyChristie.com
Mother Nature apparently isn’t our friend this year – unless you’re Corey Heim, I guess, who ended up capturing the victory in Friday’s Long John Silver’s 200 at Martinsville Speedway.
The event, which was scheduled for 200 laps, was brought to a conclusion 76 laps short of the finish, due to the persistence and strength of the inclement weather surrounding the half-mile paperclip.
The timing of the precipitation aligned with the race’s sixth caution, which came as a result of an incident between Carson Hocevar and Taylor Gray, which ultimately resulted in NASCAR dishing out a two-lap penalty to the Niece Motorsports driver.
At that time, though, it was Corey Heim who was leading the Long John Silver’s 200, something he had done for the majority of the event, after taking the lead from Kyle Busch on the race’s first laps on slick tires.
Kyle Busch, Zane Smith, Ty Majeski, and Tanner Gray completed the top-five.
PHOTO CREDIT: Christopher Fisher, TobyChristie.com
Champion Container Corporation and GMS Racing announced a partnership on Thursday. The company will serve as the primary sponsor for the team’s No. 43 Chevrolet Silverado and driver Daniel Dye in four events during the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season.
The four-race primary sponsorship schedule will begin at North Wilkesboro Speedway in May. The red, yellow, and white colors will return at Nashville Superspeedway, Pocono Raceway, and Bristol Motor Speedway.
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