"Austin McDaniel Top Qualifier and 2nd Place Finish" - 9/21/11
Austin McDaniel is Top Qualifier and 2nd Place Finisher at Hickory Motor Speedway for the 100 lap Late Model Stock Feature.
Austin McDaniel led the field to the Green flag for the 100 Lap Feature.
The Series Points Leader #43 and McDaniel pulled away from the field quickly.
By lap 25 the #12 of McDaniel had opened up a straightaway lead over the 3rd place car.
Only two cautions would slow the pace of the race.
Our two leaders drove away from the rest of the field on each restart.
It was a 5 lap side by side drag race to the finish. The #43 and Austin McDaniel were all even up off of turn four where the two cars made contact just before the Start Finish Line.
As the Checkers flew, McDaniel's #12 tried to dive under the #43 but came up a fender short.
Our Young Rookie would finish 2nd tonight after starting from the Pole Position.
Tonight's finish totals 3 Poles, 3 Wins, and 15 top 3's
Next: Race Sunday September 25th Hickory Motor Speedway.
Bobby Isaac 150 lap Late Model Stock Feature