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Whitt Finishes 28th At Kansas Speedway
Posted by: newsla on May 11, 2014 - 06:07 PM
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Whitt Finishes 28th At Kansas Speedway


Cole Whitt and the No. 26 Iowa Chop House Toyota Camry team finished 28th at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night. After challenges with the handling of his racecar early in the event, Whitt's BK Racing team dialed in their car and the Sunoco Rookie contender easily drove to a top-30 finish.

 

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Whitt rolled off 36th for the 5-Hour Energy 400. Challenged by the handling of his car throughout the opening laps of the race, Whitt initially fell through the field while his team strategized the changes they needed to make to their Toyota Camry. The Iowa Chop House team made a series of adjustments throughout the opening pit stops, which allowed Whitt to drive back inside the top 35.

The BK Racing team took one last swing at their car with a late-race track bar adjustment. The change proved to increase the drivability of the No. 26 Iowa Chop House Toyota Camry, and allowed Whitt to race back inside the top 30. By the time the checkered flag waved, Whitt was scored in the 28th position.

"I'm proud of the effort of my Iowa Chop House team tonight," commented Whitt. "There were a lot of guys that ran into problems or were caught up in accidents, but we were able to avoid all of that and drive to a clean finish. I feel confident about where we're at, and I'm excited that we seem to get better every week. We have some back-to-back races coming up at Charlotte, which will give us a great learning opportunity with a lot of practice time. I'm looking forward to that."

Many teams will enjoy a couple weeks at home as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visits Charlotte Motor Speedway for back-to-back race weekends. Kicking off with the Sprint Showdown and Sprint All-Star Race, FOX Sports 1 will provide full coverage of the event with television broadcasts of practice, qualifying, and the race. Drivers from BK Racing will compete in the Sprint Showdown where they will race for one of the coveted starting positions in the Sprint All-Star Race. FOX Sports 1 will provide full coverage of the Sprint Showdown with practice (12 p.m. EDT) and qualifying (4 p.m. EDT). The 40-lap Sprint Showdown will air on FOX Sports 1, MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 16. The Sprint All-Star Race will also air on FOX Sports 1, MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio with coverage beginning at 9 p.m. EDT on Saturday, May 17.

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