After coming off a win last week in the NiS race at Las Vegas, Lady Luck was not with the #36 Alliance / CHI Overhead Doors car last night at Las Vegas for Round 2 of the iRacing NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series.
The race would be 167 laps. Qualifying p. 5, Justin had a very strong car and ran p. 3 for the majority of the first half of the race. First caution came out on Lap 40. After a flawless pit stop for 4 tires and fuel, Justin came out of the pits p. 4 and quickly took over the third spot after the restart.
At about lap 80 with Justin still running p. 3, green flag pit stops started cycling through. On lap 85 while Justin was in the pits, the second caution came out. Instead of coming out p. 3, this caution caused him to be a lap down starting in p. 25.
The second half of the race saw four more yellows with the #36 getting caught up and receiving damage in a couple of them. There would be a 1 lap shootout to the finish. The caution came out immediately on the restart and the race ended under yellow with Justin in p. 21.
The Cody Byus Racing team showed again this week, their setups are strong. Track position is a huge advantage at Las Vegas. Just bad luck being caught in the pits when a caution happens.
Justin and members of the CBR team will be hard at work these next two weeks perfecting the setup after the new build comes out today to be ready for the next race at Auto Club Speedway on 3/24.