Keffer, Dohar Roll Sevens in Indy eNASCAR Heat Pro League Action

JR Motorsports | 7/25/2019

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JRM's NASCAR Heat Pro League Drivers doubled up Wednesday night at Indianapolis, both bringing home seventh-place finishes.

Track Specs: 2.5-mile oval / 35 laps (PS4), 35 laps (XBOX)
Keffer’s start/finish (PS4): 8th/7th           
Dohar’s start/finish (XBOX): 9th/7th    
JRM Team Point Standings: 5th (-12)

 

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (July 25, 2019) – At the World’s Greatest Race Course, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, JR Motorsports’ tandem of Jason Keffer and Tyler Dohar logged twin seventh-place finishes in the sixth eNASCAR Heat Pro League event of the season. The twin top-10s solidified the duo’s points standing with just two races remaining before the Playoffs, putting them fifth in the standings with 21 points in hand over the cut line.

In the opener for the PS4 contingent, Keffer started his No. 7 Win Dale Jr.’s Ride Chevrolet Camaro from the eighth spot and rode in the top 10 until lap 28, when half the field headed to pit road. Keffer kept his Camaro on the track and wound up with the lead the next time by. Playing a familiar strategy to miss the chaos on pit road, Keffer made his own stop a lap later and cycled through in 11th place once the field had stabilized.

Riding 11th with 10 laps remaining in the event, Keffer pitted with a group of cars he had been racing with and gained three spots to eighth on the exchange thanks to a near-perfect entry and exit. From there, Keffer rose all the way to fourth with eight laps left and was hooked up with the same drafting group he had been running with. He caught the No. 21 machine with four laps remaining and made a determined move into Turn 3 with four to go, only to tag the apron on the inside. The move caused his car to swing wide and he lost two spots. Moments later, the North Carolina driver was involved in a crash that saw his Camaro wind up on its lid to bring out the caution flag.

After making repairs on pit road, Keffer lined up 13th for the green-white-checkered restart. Using the draft and the low line, Keffer shot all the way seventh by the exit of Turn 2 and was sixth by the entry to Turn 3. He lost one spot at the exit of Turn 4 to run seventh, and that is where he finished.

In the XBOX feature, Dohar launched his No. 88 FilterTime Chevrolet from ninth spot and hung in the latter half of the top 10 for the first nine laps until the majority of the field hit pit road. Dohar stayed out to assume the lead and was entering Turn 3 when a car spun and hit the wall ahead of him. Slowing down to avoid the spinning car, Dohar was a sitting duck when two cars behind him, at full song, slammed into the rear of his Chevrolet. That did some damage that Dohar would fix on pit road, and he returned for the restart in third place.

Exiting Turn 3 on the first lap of green, Dohar dodged a bullet when a car ahead slowed and jammed the top lane. Dohar hugged the bottom line and made it past, but several other cars were involved in a massive crash. Still loose from the earlier damage, Dohar dropped from second to sixth in the next few laps. With 15 to go, Dohar was holding his own, but a flurry of caution flags halted his run. With three laps remaining, Dohar fired off seventh and jumped to fifth before another yellow slowed the field. For the final green-white-checkered restart, Dohar sat in sixth place. Coming to the white flag, Dohar was 10th, trapped on the high line, but made up three spots to end the night in seventh.

Next up for the JRM team is a race at Michigan International Speedway on Aug. 7.

Jason Keffer, PS4 driver No. 7 Win Dale Jr.’s Ride Chevrolet team

Tyler Dohar, XBOX driver No. 88 FilterTime Chevrolet team

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1Tyler Reddick (P)40400
2Cole Custer (P)4035-5
3Christopher Bell (P)4032-8
4Justin Allgaier (P)4023-17
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7John Hunter Nemechek #2253-1787
8Noah Gragson #2246-1794
9Michael Annett2239-1801