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Coleman’s Day Off-Key

Driver starts day off well but car trouble makes race a battle

Kelly Bires
Kelly Bires
 
The Nashville-based Baker Curb Racing team melody didn’t make the charts this weekend at the Pepsi 300 presented by Kroger at the Nashville Superspeedway. Despite the efforts of the hometown team, the No. 27 COTTONELLE Ford Fusion and Brad Coleman finished “singing the blues.”

A strong qualifying run put Coleman in tenth position on the opening flag, marking his best start so far this season. But from that point on, things did not run as smoothly as the team had planned. With the car shifting between being tight and loose all day, Coleman had his hands full trying to manage the race car.

To make matters even more difficult, a commitment line violation on Coleman on lap 128. With the pit road marker being knocked down earlier by another competitor, Coleman was not able to see the cone and this pushed the No. 27 COTTONELLE Ford Fusion into a two lap deficit.

“Brad kept his composure and did a good job hanging on,” said Shawn Parker, crew chief. “It just wasn’t our day out there on the track. We’ve got a weekend off and two test sessions coming up. It is time to focus on those events and get ourselves ready for the next race.”

Despite the team’s eagerness and hard work to perform well on a hometown melody, the No. 27 COTTONELLE Ford Fusion finished in 27th place.


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