Wolfpack Racing Report – Food City 300 – Saturday, September 17th, 2021
Race 26 of 33: Food City 300
Track Specs: Bristol Motor Speedway .533 mile Concrete Oval
Race Winner: AJ Allmendinger
Weatherman’s Finish: 15th
After an amazing 15th place finish and minor dust up with Dale Earnhardt JR at Richmond, Kyle Weatherman and Mike Harmon Racing headed to Bristol with an extra pep in their step. Kyle would roll off 19th in the #47 Axe Crossbows Chevrolet.
Stage One Finish: 21st
Starting 19th Weatherman quickly jumped up to 15th on a great start. The Last Great Coliseum didn’t take long to claim its first victim at lap 10 when the 02 of Brett Moffit would back into the outside retaining wall in turn two. Weatherman would stay out for the restart. On the restart Weatherman was shuffled back but was able to race his way back up to a 21st place stage finish.
Stage Two Finish: 33rd
Weatherman would come down for service to the Mike Harmon Racing crew. With a quick right side change the crew would jump over to the right side to what looked to be an excellent stop until a malfunction with the jack would drop the car on the left side tires as they were putting them on, wedging them under the car. The team quickly jumped into action to lift the car but would not be able to get Weatherman out in time to stay on the lead lap. Weatherman would keep the Axe Crossbows Chevrolet Camaro out of harm’s way for the remainder of the stage, but was unable to get his laps back for a 33rd place stage finish.
Final Stage Finish:29th
Weatherman would settle in and keep the Axe Crossbows Chevrolet clean for the remainder of the race picking up spots due to driver attrition. With the final caution coming out just in time for the green, white, checker, all attention would focus to the front of the field for an amazing finish to the regular season that saw both AJ Allmendinger and Austin Cindric sliding sideways across the start finish line and collecting several cars as well. Allmendinger would win the race and the Regular Season Championship. Weatherman would miss the carnage and bring home a hard fought 29th place finish.
The #47 Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet Camaro will be heading to Las Vegas for the second time this year and PORAC will be riding along again.
“We had a great top 15 car tonight. We just couldn’t recover from the jack issue on pit road”, said Weatherman. “We got a lap down and had to start at the end of the pack. We didn’t get a quick enough caution to get our lap back and being in the back of the field just meant we would be going more laps down. We are excited to go back to Vegas. We had great speed there in the spring and we should be better this time. “