Yeley Ends Circus Ride Early
Date: April 13, 2013
Event: NRA 500 (Race 7 of 36)
Track: Texas Motor Speedway Speedway
Point Standing: 29th, 155 points behind Jimmie Johnson
(Fort Worth, TX) - JJ Yeley’s weekend to Wild Asphalt Circus started out on Friday morning at Texas Motor Speedway, when the crew unloaded the No. 36 Accell Construction Chevy SS. Immediately the crew went to work getting the prepared for a full weekend of racing.
Qualifying 36th, Yeley’s crew went to work making adjustments to the car, getting ready for some night racing. Coming into the weekend with an Earnhardt Childress Racing (ECR) engine, the team had some power behind the wheel.
From the drop of the green flag, the No. 36 Accell Construction Chevy was not handling as well as the team had wished. The car was loose coming off the turns, and caused Yeley to go laps down early on. Through pit strategy and several cautions, Yeley gained back some laps, and started to climb in the position. However, on lap 300, the right rear axle broke, leaving the team to be finished for the remainder of the race. Yeley ended the race in 39th position.
“Tough break this weekend for the No. 36 Accell Construction Chevy and Tommy Baldwin Racing,” Yeley said. “We’ll pack up and head back to the shop and get ready for Kansas, where we can hopefully pick up some positions in the points that we lost this weekend.”
JJ Yeley finished the weekend at Texas Motor Speedway NRA 500 in 39th. He is currently 155 points behind leader Jimmie Johnson in the race for the Sprint Cup Championship. Next weekend the Tommy Baldwin Racing No. 36 Accell Construction Chevy heads to Kansas Motor Speedway.