Honeycutt Challenges at Indy in eNASCAR iRacing Slugfest

Ron Lemasters | 7/17/2024

Briar LaPradd eNASCAR FilterTime Indianapolis Motor Speedway Kaden Honeycutt Ledford Billiard Supply News

Kaden Honeycutt and the FilterTime Chevrolet battled near the front of the field on Tuesday at the virtual Indianapolis Motor Speedway, while Briar LaPradd suffered a connection issue in his Ledford Billiard Supply Camaro and did not finish.

Track Specs: 2.5-mile oval / 60 laps

Honeycutt's finish: 11th                

LaPradd's finish: 40th    ­­­­­

Team Standings: 9th (-150)        

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (July 17, 2024) -- Kaden Honeycutt had a solid night in the No. 8 FilterTime Chevrolet for JR Motorsports on Tuesday, finishing 11th in the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series event at the virtual Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Briar LaPradd, in the No. 88 Ledford Billiard Supply/Team Conti Camaro, had connection issues and failed to finish the 60-lap event. He was scored 40th at the finish. (Watch the full race.)

After posting the fifth-fastest time in qualifying, Honeycutt dropped to seventh in the opening laps and rode there until lap 27, when the first caution period of the night waved. Several cars had pitted earlier in the run, so when the Texas driver came down for his initial stop for four tires and fuel, he fell to 15th in the order.

At the next caution flag, which came out at lap 41, Honeycutt pitted for right-side tires and fuel and dropped to 26th. In the three laps until the next caution flag, he drove to 20th and would eventually climb to the cusp of the top 10 in 11th at the checkered flag.

LaPradd started deep in the field in 35th in his Chevrolet and was rising through the field in the early laps. He was 24th at lap 23 when his connection to the race went down. He was unable to rejoin the event and the Ledford Billiard Supply Chevrolet was scored 40th at the finish.

Daniel Faulkingham made a late charge to earn his first eNCCiRS victory, overtaking a dominant Kollin Keister and holding off a hard-charging Steven Wilson at the checkered. Behind Faulkingham and Wilson came Garrett Lowe, Kasey Kirwan and Keister.

In the team standings, the two-car JRM squad fell one position to ninth, 150 points abaft the leaders. Honeycutt ranks ninth among drivers, while LaPradd dropped to 26th after the connection failure and resulting finish.

The eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series will next be in action on July 30 at the virtual Pocono Raceway.

Kaden Honeycutt, driver No. 8 FilterTime JR Motorsports Chevrolet team

"I thought the FilterTime Chevrolet was fast enough to run at the front, and we were close. Our strategy was pretty solid, but some of the teams pitted before that first caution and we lost spots on the exchange. Overall, 11th is not what we wanted, but it was a good run points-wise and we'll see what we can do at Pocono in a couple weeks."

Briar LaPradd, driver No. 88 Ledford Billiard Supply/Race Face Digital JR Motorsports Chevrolet team

"It wasn't a good race for the Ledford Billiard Supply Chevrolet tonight. We qualified 35th, which was rough at a track like Indianapolis. We had a good start, drove all the way up to 23rd, and then I got disconnected from the feed and was not able to join back in. That was the cherry on top of our night. Five races left, and our goal is to finish in the top 20 in points. We'll start that challenge at Pocono."

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