NASCAR win at Dover slips away

Faison leads the most laps at Dover, bad luck strikes

As most of you know CJ Faison is a Delaware Native, and nothing means more to him than running well at his home track, Dover International Speedway. CJ started his weekend by setting the fastest time during practice and moving on the qualify 2nd for the "Drive Sober 150" race at Dover International Speedway.

 

CJ is no stranger to running well at the Monster Mile, so when the green flag dropped he knew it was time to "tame the monster". Faison took the lead on lap 12 and never looked back on the rest of the field. Many cars tried to challenge the young CJ Faison for the lead but Faison never gave up. Leading up to lap 76, Austin Hill took the lead and Faison went into conserving tires mode. With 30 laps to go a caution for debris came out and CJ would restart the race in the 2nd position. The green flag waved and the field went back racing, imediately Faison started to experience the feel of a tire going down (flat). Before the decision could be made by CJ's crew, it was too late. CJ's right front tire blew which was caused by a piece of debris on the racing surface. His car hit the turn 1 wall hard and came to a hault at the bottom of the racetrack. Faison was sent to Kent General Hospital after the wreck. Around 8:30pm that night it was reported the CJ Faison had been treated and released from the hospital.

 

"Yes, its very dissapointing to look back on a race that you know you could have won, but it only makes you want that win much more next time. I'm just really looking forward to the next race and coming back here next year and contending for the win. I can't thank everyone enough for the support in many different ways, I greatly appreciate it."- CJ Faison