The final round of the 2016 NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series was at Homestead Miami Speedway for 167 laps. Justin was running the pink #36 Alliance Garage Doors / C.H.I. Overhead Doors car for Breast Cancer Awareness month. He qualified p. 4 and quickly moved up to p. 2 but sustained significant damage early on lap 12. He battled back to finish p. 17. After missing 4 of 16 races, Justin still holds onto the NPAS license for next season by finishing in the top 30. Congratulations to teammates Dylan Duval and Kenny Humpe on top 10 finishes and Cody Byus on a p. 11 finish for this season.
The NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series was at Michigan for Round 13. Justin qualified p. 4 for this 125-lap event and finished strong with a Top 5. After the second caution on lap 20, Justin took over the lead. This would be the longest green flag run of the race. They would run green for about 60 laps. After coming in for 4 tires and fuel during the green-flag pit stop, Justin drove back up into the Top 10 when a caution flew at lap 81. There were 6 other cautions before the end of the race. This created a bunch of short-lap runs for the last 45 laps. Too many yellows with not enough racing to be able to get up front to battle for the lead and had to settle for a Top 5 finish in p 4. See the race at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQaNSP8oPi8.
Round 12 of the NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series had the drivers turning left and right for 50 laps at the Watkins Glen International Road Course. Justin started p. 14 and used a one-stop strategy to come away with a solid Top 10 finish. You can view the race here.
Round 11 of the NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series was 100 laps at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Justin lined up p. 18 for the start of the race. He steadily made his way into the Top 10 by lap 35. There were 4 cautions in the first half of the race. The second half saw Justin continue to battle for position in the Top 10. After three more cautions in this second half, Justin had positioned himself in the Top 5. A late race caution on lap 92 would mean this last run would end the race. Re-starting in position 4 Justin was able to hold on to the position when the caution came out 2 laps later ending the race. Congratulations to teammate Dylan Duval on the win. Watch the race at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khvrgFzN5Yk.
Thank you to Mobil 1 for putting on the Mobil 1 Virtual Showdown with Tony Stewart event. Finished 6th in the heat race running the Mobil 1 #10 Danica Patrick car. After a random draw started dead last for the feature. Lagged behind in order to get the Mobil 1 #10 Chevy some TV time by mixing in with the leaders for the last laps of the race. Justin will be donating the $100 received from Mobil 1 to The Tony Stewart Foundation.
Kentucky Speedway was the track for Round 10 of the NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series. Justin in the #36 C.H.I Overhead Doors / Alliance Garage Doors car started p. 8 for the 167 lap race. Moved into the top 5 and took over the lead on lap 75. Continued to run in the top 5 until the first caution on lap 102. Several drivers stayed out putting Justin coming out of pit road with 4 fresh tires starting back in p. 14. There would be four more cautions with the race ending under yellow. A gamble of short pitting to have tires to finish the race didn’t pay off and Justin was trapped in the back with a caution coming out on lap 150. Justin finished p. 19. Watch the race on YouTube here.
Tonight was Round 9 and the start of the second half of the 2016 NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series. 167 laps at Chicagoland. Justin qualified the Alliance Garage Doors / C.H.I. Overhead Doors car in p. 11 to start the race. There would be only one caution at lap 34 but it occurred while Justin was on pit road dropping him from p. 10 to p. 24. By lap 67, Justin had raced back into the top 10. The race would stay green and after two more green flag pit stops Justin finished in the Top 5. See the race on YouTube here.