Stephen Nasse made his second start in the No. 29 Adrian Carriers Super Late Model this past Friday night at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. The team had a strong run going until being caught up in an accident just past the break.
“We had a good night going and felt strong at the beginning of the race. But I could feel my right rear tire going down,” Nasse said. “We rode around as long as we could until it went flat around lap 60 where we got a caution and could change our right side tires.”
With Nasse getting his new tires 15 laps earlier than his competition, he was able to stay out during the lap 75 break. While the other competitors changed their tires, Nasse was able to start up front for the final 50-lap shootout to the finish.
The good track position didn’t last long, however, as Nasse was involved in an incident just a lap after the restart.
“I knew Bubba (Pollard) and Augie (Grill) were the class of the field and they got by me real fast,” Nasse recalled. “When we went into turn three, Hunter Robbins and I got together and I went straight into the wall. Hunter and I talked afterwards and it was a racing deal. It is real tough to get mad at him.”
Nasse was credited with an 18th place finish in the event.
As noted earlier, this was the second time that Nasse has teamed up with the Illinois-based Adrian Carriers team.
“We have a lot of things coming up together. Liz and Gary are great team owners and (crew chief) Nick Carlson is awesome to work with, he is smart and has a calming demeanor, which is good for me.”
Nasse’s next race will be with the Adrian Carriers team at ARCA Fest at The Milwaukee Mile on June 6-8.
“This will be my first time that I coming up to race in Wisconsin and at The Milwaukee Mile, and I am really looking forward to it,” Nasse said. “I have never seen Milwaukee and have been watching some YouTube videos. It looks flat and wide. I know the Adrian Carriers team will give me an awesome car for it.”