A late-race green flag pit stop for tires dropped Tracy Hines from battling
for a top-10 finish to 21st position in the MBNA America 200 NASCAR Craftsman
Truck Series race at the Dover International Speedway Friday, June 4. Chad
Chaffin won the event.
Hines, who ran has high as seventh during a mid-race series of green flag pit
stops, was 14th as the field took the green flag with 37 laps remaining at the
one-mile concrete oval. After quickly passing to 13th position, Hines started
slowing as the handling on his No. 88 Menards Chevrolet went awry.
"We thought we were going to get out of here with a top-10 or top-15 finish, but
our luck ran out," Hines said. "We cut a tire on the restart. It was a slow
leak. We thought we could ride it out, but it got so bad that we had to pit for
tires just to keep from wrecking."
Hines narrowly avoided an accident just eight laps into the race. His truck
suffered minor damage in an eight-truck wreck on the front stretch, but was able
The performance moved Hines to 21st in the series driver point standings.
The circuit continues with a June 11 race in Fort Worth, Texas.