FORT WORTH, TX – David Mayhew finished 24th at Texas Motor Speedway in the No. 19 Steak and Grape/MMI Services RAM on Friday evening. The Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) team had a tough night all around in Texas.
Mayhew had a strong qualifying run on Friday afternoon. He put his BKR RAM in the 6th position pacing the 1.5 mile tri-oval in 30.16 seconds or 179.033 M.P.H. to begin the WinStar World 350.
On lap 31, the yellow flag waved for the first time for teammate Ryan Blaney’s blown right front tire on the front stretch. Mayhew had slid back to the 10th position when the caution flag fell. Crew Chief Jeff Stankiewicz called the Steak and Grape / MMI Services RAM onto pit road for four tires and fuel. At the end of the stop, Mayhew was blocked in by another truck and unable to quickly exit the pits. The BKR RAM restarted in the 19th position for the lap 35 restart.
Mayhew radioed to the team that he was experiencing a vibration, and Stankiewicz called him onto pit road for a green fl...