#NASCAR Rain Wild Road Race
"I knew if the race ended in the rain that we would have a real shot at winning it. I wish my family was here. I'm just really happy."
Road course expert Justin Marks put a storybook ending to the very entertaining NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with his victory. Starting from sixteenth on the grid, it was his first career Xfinity win.
|Justin Marks driver of the #42
Katerra Chevrolet races on track during the 4th annual |
NASCAR XFINITY Series Mid-Ohio Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
"These are as tough conditions as you can put drivers in," an emotional Marks reported from a makeshift Victory Lane. "It's just really hard on everybody when it's dry and wet and you don't really know what to do, so strategy plays a big role in it. You know, my specialty is road racing in the rain in these stock cars and I don't get much of an opportunity to do it so when that opportunity presents itself, you have to really take advantage of it and I about threw it away today.
Justin Marks celebrates in Victory Lane after taking first place in the 4th annual
NASCAR XFINITY Series Mid-Ohio Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Cours
The race winner took time to remember fallen racer Bryan Clausen. "Bryan's short career in stock car racing came with Chip Ganassi Racing, so it's great to be able to put this thing in Victory Lane to honor him and think about him," added Marks. "He's a real American hero race car driver. Bryan was. They don't make them like that anymore."
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