Late race gremlins spoil Phoenix finish for Joe Graf Jr.

Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway | Desert Diamond Casino West Valley 200
Team: No. 08 Bucked Up Energy | EAT SLEEP RACE | myFace Chevrolet
Driver: Joe Graf Jr.
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Start: 23rd (Based on event formula)
Finish: 27th; Running (199 | 206 laps completed)
Driver Points Position: 22nd | Owner Points Position: 29th

Joe Graf Jr. Quote: “Disappointed to end the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season the way we did. Our No. 08 Bucked Up Energy Chevrolet was rather good during that first stage, but as the track changed, so did our car and unfortunately, we could never get the balance to like it was during that first run.

“Late in the race, we had a setback after some contact with the wall and just never could recover from there. I can’t thank Bobby (Dotter, team owner), Patrick (Donahue, crew chief and the SS GreenLight Racing guys for their hard work this season.

“It was a very unorthodox season with the coronavirus, and I know we didn’t accomplish all the goals we set forth, but hopefully there’s an opportunity to change that in 2021.”

Next Up: NASCAR Xfinity Series 300 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Sat., Feb. 13, 2020, at 2:30 p.m. (ET | Tentative) live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1) | Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90.

About SS Green Light Racing:  

As one of the most tenured teams in all of NASCAR, SS GreenLight Racing has been a developmental hub for drivers looking to climb the ranks.  Led by owner and former driver Bobby Dotter, the team has fielded entries in either the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series or the Xfinity Series competition since 2001. 

Coming off a successful 2019 Xfinity campaign, SS GreenLight Racing looks to build further momentum with their two-car program in 2020.