Friday, May 20, 2016

Dover Monster No Match for BJ McLeod

Last Saturday BJ McLeod entered his 21st career start in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Little did the Wauchula, FL native know this would be his best finish in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Coming off a 15th in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, McLeod had tons of momentum on his side entering the Monster Mile. He had only been to Dover once in his career in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2015 where he finished 27th. In a race that was filled with action BJ took his #78 Ford Mustang from the 30th Starting spot all the way to a career best 19th place finish. McLeod is showing improvement as time comes in the Xfinity Series and it comes to no surprise to many people. McLeod, one of the friendliest guys in the garage is one of those drivers you want to see be successful especially driving a car as an owner/driver which is something you don't see very much anymore. McLeod currently sits 21st in points and will look to make strides toward that 12th spot in points so they have a shot at the NXS Championship in their first year as a team. Be on a look out for that #78 Ford Mustang to Airboat his way to the front! We want to thank Nathalie Bijeau for the photos of BJ McLeod and his car at Dover last weekend! (Koelle,2016)

Truex Continues Consistency After Daytona In Trucks

So far in 2016 one underfunded team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series have shown they mean business and that team is Hattori Racing Enterprises. They field the #81 Entry in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for brother of Martin Truex Jr., Ryan Truex. With a worst finish of 20th at Atlanta, Truex has continued to linger in with the rest of the higher money teams despite not having assurance of racing the following weekend. Truex has been very good in 2016 after finishing 2nd at Daytona, 12th at Martinsville, 6th at Kansas, and 8th at Dover. Truex continues to make small gains every weekend while competing against the likes of Kyle Busch Motorsports, GMS Racing, Thor Sport Racing, among the other funded programs. With the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series fixing to hit a string of races mistakes will have to be minimal and they will need to keep the truck clean and gain as much earnings as possible and they could be a contender come Chase Time. If they are Truex and they will ultimately be one of the Underdogs in the Chase. (Koelle,2016)