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The car was good right out of the hauler, but a broken shock during the second practice session and a broken bolt in the panard bar in the fourth session slowed the quest for additional speed. The team put the car back to the setup they put in at the shop and went out to qualify. Carey turned a 15.34-second lap to tie for 17th, but was relegated to 18th in a field of 26 cars since Travis Benjamin in the Irving Oil #93 had a better first lap.
Only 10 laps into the race, Carey was hit in the left-rear quarter panel entering turn three and was spun out. Carey kept the car off the fence, but she lost a lap to the leaders by the time she got the car fired up again. On lap 69, he did it again. Same car, same result. This time Carey had to pit with front-end damage from a trip off the track and lost two laps.
Over the final 70 laps, she avoided the seven other
yellows, kept up with the leaders, and brought the car home in 18th
place in mostly one piece. Compared to last yearís race, it was a lot better
night, but Carey and the Aubuchon Hardware #12 were looking for another night
Next Saturday, July 13th, itís off to Thompson
International Speedway in E.