With a motor nearing a rebuild before the Knoxville Nationals. Jack would decide to stay close to home this weekend to put the 29th night on the Roush Yates Ford entry.
Dover would head just 35 miles south to “Americas Home Track” Eagle Raceway. For the second week in a row he would contend for the win. Upon his arrival at the track Dover would draw the 10 chip which would set him second row inside in the second heat.
Tough track conditions would make passing come at a premium. Dover would start third and finish third and that’s all the passing points he would need to make it in the redraw for the feature race of the night.
The Gas Man would redraw and drew second row outside of the feature race. Within two laps Dover would pass second and third place cars to put him in the drivers seat to contend for the win. With laps dwindling away Dover would catch Mike Boston with five laps left but the caution would come out once again.
The open track and clean air that’s all Boston would need to take the win and Dover would finish the 29th night on the Roush Yates in second place.
“These last two to three weeks have been phenomenal for JDR”, Dover would say.
“I would like to thank in a big way Speedway Motors and there AFCO shock program, it has made it 10 times easier to drive the car”, he said.
The Gas Man will head to Knoxville next Saturday night to tune up the new Roush Yates Ford 360 for the Knoxville Nationals. Other race dates are still TBA.