Austin Theriault Survives Tough ARCA Race at Nashville Speedway
Unfortunately neither my brother or I have MAVTV and were unable to watch the ARCA race from Nashville Speedway last Saturday night. I followed it on the ARCA live timing and scoring page on the internet. The only comments I could see were from individuals who were posting on the ARCA site at the track or watching it live on MAVTV.
From comments during the race, it appears that most of the 11 caution periods were a result of contact, either deliberate or not so deliberate. Temper seemed to flare as the race progressed.
The multiple cautions appeared to put Austin Theriault at a disadvantage since the restarts found him on the outside when the preferred line was inside or inside when the outside line moved faster.
Brett Alexander, owner of Wyatt Alexander Racing (WAR), who watched the race on TV has seen his fair number of races. I asked him to comment about Austin’s race. Alexander replied, “He was very strong, he had a very strong car. At times it looked like he had a car to win it. It looked like someone got into the back of him on the last restart [with two laps to go] and hurt his chances for a win,”
Theriault had pretty much the same thoughts as I talked to him after the race while he was driving back home to Mooresville, North Carolina. “It was a solid night,” he said. “The car was consistent and that was the type of race we need to run. Adjustments made to the car during testing earlier last month and during the race made the car better. We used all of our allotted six General Tire race tires.”
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