Accidents Soil Days of Hemric, CGR Teammates
Saturday’s XFINITY Series race at Texas proved to be rough for Daniel Hemric, Tyler Reddick, and Brennan Poole. A day of big promise for the three, turned into disappointment after early accidents dashed their hopes of winning.
Hemric, who started seventh, showed strength early, moving up to second in the opening laps. However, for as quick as he gained positions, he lost them faster, getting loose and hitting the wall on Lap 10. While his team made repairs to get him back on track, the 26-year-old spent the rest of the race off the pace, finishing 32nd.
As for Chip Ganassi Racing’s Reddick and Poole, they saw their days cut short after being involved in a big wreck on Lap 66.
Before the accident, Reddick ran as high as second but had fallen back after making contact with Joey Logano. Just as he had recovered from his slip up with the 12, he’d find himself trapped behind a spinning Darrell Wallace Jr. Ironically, the bulk of Reddick’s damage would come from his teammate Poole, who drove into the 42 while trying to avoid the mess.
The damage was too much for Poole, and he’d have to settle for 37th. Poole had entered the day with back-to-back top-10’s.
“We just have to deal with it, and handle the conditions as they are. We need to be bringing quicker cars to the track so that way we’re not back there in that mix.” Poole said post-race. “Just hate it for DC Solar and Chip Ganassi Racing. It was a lot of fun for the time that we were out there.”
Reddick managed to stay on track, but a broken axle forced him to the garage, resulting in a 33rd.
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