Tim Bainey Jr. and the #00 Dream Machine Impressive Again with Strong Run at Salem Speedway


Salem Speedway has always been a favorite stop for Tim Jr. on the USAR ProCup Tour, and once again that proved to be true as his Aaron’s Racing Team would put together a strong run with the #00 Aaron’s Dream Machine during the “Lucas Oil 200” this weekend.


The #00 Aaron’s Racing Team would qualify 9th for the event, run strong early, make a few adjustments, and charge back into the top-10, running 8th with just 33 laps to go when Tim Jr. was caught up in a spin by another car in front of him – causing extensive damage to the #00 Aaron’s Dream Machine and dropping the team to a 19th place finish.


“It wasn’t the finish we wanted, but it sure was a great race for the Aaron’s Team,” said Tim Jr. “We had to adjust the car a little during the race, and the guys did a great job in the pits. We were patient in the race tonight, things were really going as we planned and we were going to get into the top-5 before it was over – but then someone blew a tire right in front of us entering turn 1 and that hurt our night.”


In qualifying, Tim Jr. would take the #00 Aaron’s Dream Machine around the famed Speedway at a blistering time of 17.64 seconds, well under the old track record, and good enough to land the team a 9th place starting position.


With that lap, Tim Jr. and the team made it 7-out-of-8 when it comes to qualifying inside the Top-10 on the USAR Series Premier High Banked / High Speed Tracks.


“I always said that I love to come to these fast tracks,” said Tim Jr. “You just have to be really smooth to get a good lap, I don’t know what it is about these places, but we have it down.”


For the race, Tim Jr. and the Aaron’s Team would stick to their plan of staying up near the front, but more importantly out of trouble through the early stages.


“The car was a little loose to start,” said Crew Chief Dan Bainey. “We had to bring Timmy down pit road a few times to tighten it up so he could get comfortable enough to make some passes. It looked like we had it pretty good the last 100 laps of the race, its just too bad that had to happen in front of us, that close to the end of the race.”


Tim Jr. had the #00 Aaron’s Dream Machine back up to 8th and was working over the 7th place car. As they entered turn 1, the car in front of them blew a tire, Tim Jr. tried to miss the car and spun himself – he was then hit by another car coming behind them. The damage from the accident was too much for the Dream Machine to be competitive again and they would end the night 19th.


“It was a tough way to end the night,” said Tim Jr. “We had another Top-10 right there, but that’s just how it goes sometimes. There’s nothing you can do about it, so now we will just turn our attention to Radford. We’ve been really strong there, so we’ll see if we can’t put together another solid run next weekend.”


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 July 14th at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, VA.


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