GAFFNEY, S.C. (June 11, 2018) – After a long rain delay at Michigan International Speedway, Garrett Smithley finished in 26th place in the NASCAR Xfinity Series LTi Printing 250.
Qualifying was cancelled because of the rain, so Smithley started the race in 22nd place. Smithley’s No. 0 VehicleKEYS.com Chevrolet Camaro was fast on the long runs, but a motor issue held him back on the restarts. The race was deemed official on lap 91 due to heavy rain.
“I had an interesting day in Michigan for me and my team, JD Motorsports with Gary Keller,” said Smithley. “The car was kind of tight at the beginning, but once my No. 0 guys got it turning, I had a fast car. Unfortunately, we had some sort of motor issue that made restarts a struggle, but it was fine once I got up to speed. The last restart just killed us, though. All in all, it was a good points day. We gained on the guys that we needed to and the car’s in one piece. I owe a huge thanks to Joe and Joanna from VehicleKEYS.com for continuing to support me and even waiting out the rain delay with us.”
Next up for the NASCAR Xfinity Series is the Iowa 250 presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway on June 17th, 2018.