Late Race Incident Steals Top-10 Run from the

#00 Aaron's Dream Machine Team

 

Tim Bainey Jr. and his Aaron’s Racing Team spent most of the night running inside the Top-10, half of that inside the Top-5, only to be caught up in an accident with 25 laps to go. They would end the “Sears 200” 19th at Madison International Speedway Saturday Night.

 

“We had a really great run tonight, it’s too bad that had to happen with 25 laps to go,” said Tim Jr. “But that’s part of racing, you just have to keep your head up and can’t let things like this get you down.”

 

Tim Jr. and his Aaron’s Racing Team had the #00 “Dream Machine” tuned in for the Madison Event. The team clocked in 10th on the final practice speed chart and were looking for a shot at a Top-5 qualifying position.

 

The chances of that were wiped out as the threat of rain moved into the area, and the USAR officials decided to cancel the qualifying session.

 

“We really wanted to get qualifying in tonight, we ran an 18.4 in practice and had a real shot at being inside the top five – but there wasn’t anything we could do about that,” said Tim Jr.

 

The #00 Aaron’s Dream Machine proved to be that strong throughout the event. Tim Jr. would spend about 50 of the first 110 laps inside the top-5, and take the Dream Machine as high as 3rd before coming to pit road for tires just after halfway.

 

“We thought the weather was going to play a part tonight,” said Crew Chief Dan Bainey. “So we wanted to get up front and hang out there until we saw what was going to happen. We tracked the weather, and once we saw that it was going to miss us we brought Timmy to pit road.”

 

With nearly everyone still on the lead lap, Tim Jr. and the #00 Dream Machine would restart back in the 22nd position, but it wouldn’t take long before he was back up battling inside the top-10.

After another round of pit stops, Tim Jr. would work the Dream Machine all the way up to the 7th position.

 

The action picked up from there. Tim Jr. slipped back to 11th, then back into the top-10. As he settled into position the 4th place car turned the 3rd place car just in front of him. The spin caused everyone behind them to scatter into what became the biggest wreck of the night, taking out 5 of the thop-10 cars - Tim Jr. and the Dream Machine were caught up in the mess.

 

“It’s too bad,” said Tim Jr. “But there wasn’t much we could do about that – guys just got a little too pushy and then it broke loose. We had a really good car tonight. We’ve been making a lot of changes on the cars this year to try and give ourselves a something that would run in the top-5 – and tonight we had it. I’m really proud of my Aaron’s Team.”

 

After several trips to pit road under the caution, Tim Jr. and the Aaron’s Team managed to limp the Dream Machine home with a 19th place finish.

 

You can keep up with Tim Jr. and the #00 Aaron’s Racing Team at www.timjr.com, the next event for the team is Saturday Night June 9th at Mansfield Speedway in Ohio.

 

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