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The Sunoco 150
 
Friday, September 24th

4th for EDDIE at the "MONSTER MILE"
Eddie MacDonald finished the final race in the K&N Pro Series East schedule with a strong run in the Sunoco 150 at Dover International Speedway to achieve two pre-season goals. Both MacDonald and team owner Rob Grimm scored in fifth place in team and owner points.

“I am real happy for Rob and Carla Grimm to have a top five finish. They have been great since we started and to get this for them is awesome,” said MacDonald. “With all the Cup teams racing now, it is a real challenge to finish in fifth for any owner. Just having Rob with us each race and working in the pits says a lot about his commitment to this team and we can’t begin to thank him enough for all his family has done.”

The Grimm Construction Chevy qualified tenth and ran in the top ten for the first half of the race with the Rowley, Mass. driver saying, “The car was not very fast for most of the race. We have been missing something here the last few times. I wish I knew what it is but in spite of that we had a good finish. Rollie and the crew never give up and with the adjustments and the tires with about 50 laps to go made the car a lot better.”

MacDonald restarted in 13th with a third of the race left to run the leaders down saying, “It was really tough to get back to the front with all the cars I had to pass. It isn’t easy passing there and with the car not as fast I had to pick my spots to get by. Plus, I had to be very careful with Danica and Quarterly banging off one another. With ten to go I was outside the top ten but I was able to get by a number of cars into fifth place on the second green white checker restart. I was happy to get past Quarterly for fourth at the end of the race.”

The fourth place run gave MacDonald two top five and seven top ten finishes for the ten race season. “We finished second in the points last season and I know we could have been a top three team this year but we had bad runs at Martinsville, Gresham, and Greenville-Pickens. With such a short season you have to have good runs every race. We are pleased with the fifth place finish but know we could have done better. Isn’t that what racing is all about? Unless you finish first, drivers are never satisfied. It has been a lot of fun this year and I thank the crew, sponsors, and fans for all the help and support.

The Sunoco 150 will be televised on Speed on Thursday, October 7, at 6 PM.

Moffitt wins at Dover; Truex wraps up 2nd straight K&N East title.
NASCAR Race Report     Race Results
Eddie qualified in the 10th starting spot at Dover. 
NASCAR Lap by Lap Qualifying: Story  Grid
Event Statistical Analysis Dover Notebook

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To date, Eddie MacDonald (No. 71 Grimm Construction Chevrolet)

• Has six wins, two poles and 55 top 10s in 130 career NKNPS East starts.
• Is fifth in points after nine races with best finish of fourth at Lee USA Speedway.
• Has two top 10s, an average finish of 14th and a best finish of third in eight starts at Dover International Speedway
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