Wolfpack Racing Report: Ag-Pro 300 at Talladega Super Speedway – April 24th, 2021
Saturday, April 24th, 2021
Race 8 of 33: Ag-Pro 300 at Talladega Super Speedway
Track Specs: 2.66 mile Super Speedway
Race Winner: Jeb Burton
After a week of rainy weather forecast for Saturday, the skies cleared, and the Xfinity Cars took the green flag on time to start the Ag-Pro 300! The rain wouldn’t hold off for the completion of all laps, however. The Ag-Pro 300 was a rain-shortened win for the LS Tractor Chevrolet of Jeb Burton, and a 23rd place finish for the #47 Big Frig Chevrolet driven by Kyle Weatherman.
Stage One Finish: 30th
At the drop of the green flag Weatherman dropped towards the back on a calculated strategy to feel out the pack and avoid any early accidents. Falling in line and riding out an uneventful stage one, Kyle brought the #47 Big Frig Chevrolet home to a 30th place Stage 1 finish.
Stage Two Finish: 27th
After coming into the service of the MHR Big Frig crew, Kyle would take the restart in 29th position. Continuing the plan from the first stage, Weatherman fell in line with the second pack of cars nose to tail waiting on the big one to happen. Towards the end of the stage, Weatherman jumped out of line and picked up a few spots with the Big Frig Chevrolet, ending up with a 27th place finish for Stage 2.
Final Stage Finish: 23rd
Starting the final stage in 28th position, Weatherman once again stuck to the strategy of the day and fell in line with the second pack of cars waiting for the “big one”. As the laps ticked down, Weatherman began making moves. Shortly after, on lap 85, the #1 car of Michael Annett was sent spinning off the bumper of Joe Graf Jr’s car igniting a seven-car accident that brought out the fourth and final caution of the race. As the field was pacing under caution rain began developing causing NASCAR to bring the field down pit road, red-flagging the race currently led by Jeb Burton in the LS Tractor Chevrolet. Minutes later, NASCAR would announce that the track had been lost and they would not have enough time to get the track dry before sunset, bringing the Ag-Pro 300 to a rain-shortened finish.
“The #47 Big Frig Chevrolet had decent speed today. Not what we needed, but enough to keep us where we wanted to be. We just ran out of time with the rain and didn’t have the cautions we expected for our plans to work out. Overall it was a good day for MHR and the #47 Big Frig Chevrolet,” stated Weatherman.