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Race Recap | Phoenix



SHANE van GISBERGEN

No. 97 SafetyCulture Chevrolet Camaro


·     Shane van Gisbergen qualified 23rd for the Call811.com Every Dig. Every Time. 200 at Phoenix Raceway. 


·     The first caution flag of the afternoon waved on lap 6 with Van Gisbergen scored in 22nd. Staying out Van Gisbergen restarted 22nd on lap 12. Continuing to learn his way around the one-mile oval, Van Gisbergen was scored in 22nd on lap 30 and ended the stage in 21st on lap 45. Under the stage one caution, Van Gisbergen brought the SafetyCulture Chevrolet down pit road for four tires, fuel and adjustments. Following the stop, SVG was scored in 19th.


·     Van Gisbergen started the second stage in 19th on lap 55. Running solid lap times, Van Gisbergen was scored in 21st on lap 70 and ended the second stage in 19th on lap 90. Under the stage two caution, Van Gisbergen once again hit pit road for four tires, fuel and adjustments. Following the stop, SVG rejoined the field in 16th.


·     Van Gisbergen was scored in 20th by lap 115 and 19th by lap 125 as he was learning different lanes. The fourth caution flag of the afternoon waved on lap 137 with Van Gisbergen scored in 18th. Under the caution, the SafetyCulture Chevy hit pit road for four tires, fuel and adjustments. Following the stop, SVG rejoined the field in 18th. The green flag waved once again on lap 144 with Van Gisbergen scored in 18th. A quick caution slowed the field following the lap 144 restart with Van Gisbergen scored in 11th on lap 145. Following a lengthy clean-up, Van Gisbergen restarted 12th on lap 152. Van Gisbergen survived a green/white/checkered finish, and crossed the line in sixth.


“Pretty good day! Lots and learning and patient at the start. Played it smart and had good calls on the pit box with our strategy. We stayed out of the mess and brought home another top-10 finish.”

 

- Shane van Gisbergen



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