Wolfpack Racing Report – Andy’s Frozen Custard 335 – October 17th, 2021
Race 30 of 33: Andy’s Frozen Custard 335
Track Specs: Texas Motor Speedway 1.5 mile Tri-Oval
Race Winner: John H. Nemechek
Weatherman’s Finish: 25th
After a good showing at the Charlotte Roval, Weatherman and the MHR team rolled into Texas Motor Speedway with Rage Broadheads aboard. The team was hoping to capitalize on the speed they found in the spring.
Stage One Finish: 13th
Weatherman would take the green flag for the Andy’s Frozen Custard 335 and would show early speed even though he was dealing with a tight condition. Weatherman was able to drive to the top 15 and maintain his position through a caution-filled 1st stage bringing the Rage Broadheads machine to a 13th place finish.
Stage Two Finish: 25th
Weatherman would stay out at the end of the 1st stage moving him up to an 8th place restart. Weatherman’s tires would not be enough to hold off the fresh tires behind him. Weatherman would eventually bring the #47 Rage Broadheads Chevrolet in for fresh tires and fuel. Weatherman restarted on lap 68 in 32nd position and would drive up to 25th for the conclusion of Stage 2.
Final Stage Finish:25th
Weatherman would restart the 3rd and final stage in 23rd. Weatherman once again began his march forward until a restart on lap 108. Weatherman would line up on the outside ready to take the green. Upon the drop of the green flag, Weatherman would get a great start but a cluster in front of him would cause him to jump to the outside, causing NASCAR to call the #47 to pit road to serve a passing on a restart penalty. Weatherman would lose a lap while serving the penalty. Unfortunately, that would not be the last of the penalties to plague Weatherman with 2 additional penalties on the last round of pit stops under caution on lap 175. The team had to be assessed a penalty due to a crew member being over the wall too soon and having too many crew members in contact with the pit service area. Weatherman would finish 25th one lap down.
The #47 Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet Camaro will be heading to Kansas for the first time this year with a special Big Frig paint scheme.
“We didn’t get the finish we deserved today,” said Weatherman. “I’m not sure what happened on the restart, but I had nowhere to go. NASCAR will send us the video to review but it doesn’t change anything. Then once we got behind, we unfortunately had additional mistakes that kept us behind the 8-ball. We have to shake it off and head to Kansas with a fresh mindset and limit the mistakes. Thanks to FeraDyne Outdoors, Rage Broadheads, and all my other partners for their support.”