Ricky Carmichael and the No. 4 Monster Energy / KHI All-Stars team finished the American Commercial Lines 200 in the 21st position after a lap 73 spin. It was Carmichael’s third career start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Kyle Busch won the race, followed by Kevin Harvick Inc. co-owner Kevin Harvick in second place and Todd Bodine in third.
Ricky Carmichael Post-Race Quote: “I’m happy we were running so strong before we got crashed. I was going into (turn) one and got hit from behind and that sent me spinning. After that, I just had to baby the truck for the rest of the day. The rear end was jacked-up and it felt like it was pushed over five feet. We had a top-10 truck today, but I guess I needed to learn about nursing the truck around after a crash like that. That part’s no fun at all. I did all I could do with it.”
Race Highlights: Carmichael, the most successful motocross racer in American history, started from the 15th position and ran among the top-12 positions for the first 70 laps, then moved into the top 10 on lap 71. While running 10th, Carmichael was hit from behind by the truck of Colin Braun, sending the Monster Energy Silverado into a spin, where it was hit by the truck of Dennis Setzer. The KHI All-Stars team was able to make repairs to the No. 4, and Carmichael was able to limp the damaged truck for the remainder of the 130-lap race, finishing four laps behind the leaders.
Post-Race Highlights: Immediately after the race, Carmichael traveled with co-owners Kevin and Delana Harvick and several other NASCAR Sprint Cup stars to the AMA Supercross race at Daytona International Speedway. The race course there was designed by Carmichael and he appeared on SPEED-TV as a guest commentator during the live telecast of the Supercross event won by Chad Reed.
What’s Next: Carmichael is scheduled to race the Monster Energy / KHI All-Star Silverado again Saturday, April 25 at Kansas Speedway.
Career Truck Starts: 3
Laps Led: 0
Point Standings: 18th place (tied)