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Truck team to skip Las Vegas after hauler incident at Atlanta

NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series NextEra Energy 250 - Practice

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 14: Robby Lyons II, driver of the #42 Sunwest Construction/Auto Value Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 14, 2019 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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Chad Finley Racing will not complete in Friday’s Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after its hauler and race truck in it were damaged last weekend in an incident at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Robby Lyons was scheduled to have driven the team’s No. 42 truck.

Team owner Jeff Finley said in a statement:
“Unfortunately, we had an incident with our hauler where it was damaged while trying to exit the grounds of Atlanta Motor Speedway Saturday night.

“After surveying it all, as our primary Vegas truck was also damaged and reviewing all of our options, we have decided to forgo Las Vegas and begin working on repairing our hauler and race trucks. We’re disappointed that we are having to adjust our schedule so early in the season – but the hauler incident made it impossible for us to get to Las Vegas efficiently as it was scheduled to leave Monday morning.

“Everyone on the team will work fiercely on the program and we look forward to being back on the track soon for our drivers and marketing partners. Trust me when I say that racing is our lives and this setback will make us even more determined to get back to the track in the coming weeks.”