"McDaniel out Duels LeFevers for First Win of the Season and Leads Late Model Stock Points Chase." - 4/16/12
It was a beautiful evening at Hickory Motor Speedway, where five divisions of the NASCAR Whelen All-Americans would race. The Bojangles Late Model race finished in a tight battle between Austin McDaniel and Jesse LeFevers.
Austin McDaniel, in the #12 was the pole sitter of the 50 lap feature for the Bojangles Late Model series. Before the green flag flew two cars, the #43 and the #89, experienced exhaust problems, resulting in the pair starting at the rear of the field. The yellow flew on lap 2 for the #4 car that spun in turn one.
On lap 12 the caution came out for a multicar accident in turn four. Those involved included: #11, #7, #01, #2, #7, and the #18.
By lap 23, #43 had made it back to third, one spot short of his scheduled starting position. The battle for second remained tight between #43 and the #19 for laps while the #12 of McDaniel led the field by a straight away.
On lap 44 the yellow flag came out for the #01 spinning on the back stretch...
The final six laps of the race were a head-to-head battle between #12 of McDaniel and #43 of LeFevers. For four laps they raced door handle to door handle, battling it out for the top position.
With two laps to go McDaniel pulled into the lead and began to put some distance between him and the #43. McDaniel would pull away and win by a car length.
McDaniel scored the victory, the Pole, and led all 50 laps.
Next Race: Saturday, April 28th @ 7:00pm