BES - Adirondack - 7/28/07 - 6th
Eddie 6th at Busch East Series race
at Adirondack on Sat. July 28th

Eddie MacDonald finished sixth in the Busch East Series 150 lap race at Adirondack International Speedway in the Grimm Construction Chevy. The part-time BES competitor was pleased with the run despite having to start 21st on the grid by points when qualifying was canceled due to rain and time constraints.

“It is too bad we couldn’t qualify because we really had a fast car. We were fifth fastest in practice and we feel we would have definitely been near the front. Starting 21st puts you in danger of getting caught up in a wreck but we were lucky not to get tangled up in anything,” said the Rowley, Mass. driver.

When the green flag waved MacDonald made a move to the outside and was able to pass a number of cars trying to get to the top ten but had to pay a price for his efforts saying, “We used the car up early making all those passes on the outside but we had to do it in order to get to the front. This probably would not have happened if we had the chance to qualify. That is why it is so important to start in the top five.”

MacDonald was able to maintain his position in the top ten but was unable to pass any of the lead cars. The #71 got together with the #52 causing a valve stem to break sending him to the pits with ten laps to go. After making an adjustment and adding fresh tires, MacDonald was able to return to the track for the final ten laps and make his way to sixth before the checkered flag flew.

“When I got back on the track, I was able to pass a lot of cars on the outside. The car was really handling well with the tires but we ran out of time and finished sixth. I am happy with our run considering we had that flat tire at the end. We always want to finish in the top five but we will be happy with this.”

“We were very pleased to drive Rob Grimm’s car again and I look forward to driving it at Mansfield Speedway in August. We are currently hanging a new body on our road course for Lime Rock. We will also drive our own car in the Loudon race.

I can’t thank enough all the people and sponsors who have stepped up this season to help us again. New England Mechanical Overlay, Hancock Electric, Hanover Place, Tri-State Roofing, Stripers Grill, and Grimm Construction have been great to Rollie, the crew, and myself. If it wasn’t for these folks, we wouldn’t be here today,” said a very thankful MacDonald.

The Edge Hotel 150 Race Results

Source: NASCAR Public Relations

BEAVER FALLS, N.Y. – (July 28) Joey Logano led an amazing final quarter-lap to take his fourth NASCAR Busch East Series win of the season at Adirondack International Speedway in Beaver Falls, N.Y. Saturday night.

Logano was fifth when the race restarted after the event’s seventh and final caution flag. After the restart, the race’s dominant leader, Matt Kobyluck, was assessed a penalty for jumping the green flag, dramatically altering the event’s outcome. Kobyluck then pitted on lap 146 and returned to the event without the possibility of winning.

Bryon Chew inherited the lead when Kobyluck made his penalty stop, heavily pressured by Sean Caisse, the event’s defending winner, and Logano.

On the final lap the leaders bunched as Rogelio Lopez spun to grass at the bottom of turn four. Unaware the leaders were about to overtake him, Lopez returned to the racing surface with Chew leading Logano and Caisse toward the checkered flag.

Logano (No. 20 Joe Gibbs Driven Chevrolet) dove to the low side of Chew in turn four, and squeezed through an opening between the charging car of Chew on his outside and the limping car of Lopez on the inside. Logano led from the exit of turn four to the finish line to snatch a seemingly impossible win.

Chew (No. 99 Buzz Chew Chevrolet) finished second in the sprint, followed by Caisse (No. 44 Casella Waste Management Chevrolet). Marc Davis (No. 18 Joe Gibbs Driver Chevrolet) finished fourth, followed by Peyton Sellers (No. 83 Chevrolet).

Completing the top-10 were Eddie MacDonald, Dion Ciccarelli, Chase Austin, Jerry Marquis, and James Pritchard, Jr.

Finish Start Car # Driver Hometown Car Laps Money Won Reason Out
1 1 20 Joey Logano # Middletown, Conn. Joe Gibbs Driven Chevrolet 150 $7,800  
2 6 99 Bryon Chew Mattituck, N.Y. Chevrolet 150 $4,300  
3 5 44 Sean Caisse Pelham, N.H. Casella Waste Management Chevrolet 150 $3,300  
4 11 18 Marc Davis Mitchelville, Md. Joe Gibbs Driven Chevrolet 150 $2,800  
5 4 83 Peyton Sellers Danville, Va. Chevrolet 150 $2,300  
6 21 71 Eddie MacDonald Rowley, Mass. Grimm Construction Chevrolet 150 $2,800  
7 16 84 Dion Ciccarelli Severn, Md. Star Sales/Operation Gratitude Chevrolet 150 $2,225  
8 17 66 Chase Austin # Eudora, Kan. HomeLife Communities Dodge 150 $1,575  
9 12 35 Jerry Marquis Broad Brook, Conn. Waste Management Recycle America 150 $1,025  
10 22 41 James Pritchard Jr Wharton, N.J. Mannings USA Chevrolet 150 $1,500  
11 2 40 Matt Kobyluck Uncasville, Conn. Mohegan Sun Chevrolet 150 $1,956  
12 24 25 Jeremy Clark Cortland, N.Y. Douglas Motorsports Chevrolet 150 $925  
13 14 63 John Salemi Nashua, N.H. John Salemi Racing Chevrolet 149 $1,400  
14 7 03 Rogelio Lopez # Mexico City, Mexico Telmex/Lucas Oil Chevrolet 149 $1,375  
15 10 52 Jamie Hayes # Norlina, N.C. J.L. Hendrick Chevrolet 149 $1,350  
16 8 30 Jeff Anton Russell, Mass. Baran Institute/Engineered Floors Chevrolet 149 $1,325  
17 20 16 Max Dumarey Gent, Belgium Chevrolet 149 $1,300  
18 26 85 Rob Humphreys Elbridge, N.Y. Humphreys Garage Chevrolet 149 $775  
19 25 39 Dustin Delaney Mayfield, Conn. Delaney Infrastructure Chevrolet 149 $775  
20 13 37 Michelle Theriault # Bristol, Conn. Glock, Inc. Chevrolet 148 $1,275  
21 18 26 Scott Bouley Wolcott, Conn. Cutting Edge Signs & Shirts Chevrolet 147 $1,275  
22 23 3 Jeffrey Oakley Prince George, Va. The Edge Hotel Chevrolet 147 $775  
23 3 61 Mike Olsen N. Haverhill, N.H. Little Trees Chevrolet 134 $1,875 Fuel Pump
24 19 21 Chris Bristol Columbus, Ohio Raintree Vacation/Aqua Pure Chevrolet 126 $775 Mechanical
25 9 1 Jeffrey Earnhardt # Mooresville, N.C. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet 65 $1,275 Accident
26 15 5 Jonathan Smith # Beacon Falls, Conn. Kodak Chevrolet 63 $1,275 Accident

Race Statistics
Time of Race: 1 hour 8 minutes 30 seconds
Margin of Victory: .221 seconds
Fastest Qualifier: Field set by points
Caution Flags: 7 for 46 laps.
Lead Changes: 6 among 5 drivers.
Lap Leaders: M.Kobyluck 1-6; M.Olsen 7-19; M.Kobyluck 20-75; S.Caisse 76; M.Kobyluck 77-142; B.Chew 143-149; J.Logano 150.

Standings: 1. J.Logano, 1494; 2. M.Kobyluck, 1302; 3. P.Sellers, 1266; 4. B.Chew, 1232; 5. S.Caisse, 1227; 6. M.Olsen, 1221; 7. M.Davis, 1165; 8. R.Lopez, 1162; 9. J.Anton, 1156; 10. J.Hayes, 1155.

Sunoco Rookie Standings: 1. J.Logano 70; 2. R. Lopez 58; 3. M.Davis 48; 4. J.Hayes 48; 5.J. Earnhardt 48; 6. J.Hernandez 46; 7. M.Theriault 39; 8. C.Austin 35; 9. J.Smith 26; 10. T.Schendel 26; 11. Max Dumarey 23; 12. J.Pritchard 16; 13. R.Jarvis, Jr. 12; 14. German Quiroga 4; 15. A.J.Lane 2; 16. Jonathan Cash 1.

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