"Austin McDaniel Wins Pole and Dominates 100 Lap Feature" - 7/23/12

 

Even with an extended race, Nobody in the Late Model division was able to catch Austin McDaniel who went unchallenged during the 100-lap event to take home first.

 

 

After a short rain delay, the much anticipated 100-lap Late Model race ran relatively smooth with only three cautions falling over the course of the race. #12 Austin McDaniel held a commanding lead the entire race.

 

 

McDaniel led the field to the Green Flag and cleared the second place car halfway down the back stretch. The Hendrickcars.com Late Model Stock Car pulled away from the rest of the field with ease. Further behind in second, # 43 had his hands full with # 97 working to overtake him, hindered by a caution on Lap 39 due to a single car spin. Once again the field settled in place on the restart and again McDaniel cleared the field off turn two. The next 50 laps passed quietly with the field running in line until a late race caution on lap 89. The # 8 car spun coming to a stop on the backstretch.

 

 

Nobody had anything left for McDaniel on the restart as he drove away from the #43 exiting turn two, giving him the win. This was McDaniel’s fourth win of the season and put him up 72 points up in the Season long Points Chase.