In reality, it was good that they parked it when they did, because the next caution was from the big one on the backstretch, and Les would have had no place to go. They were extremely happy with how fast the truck was before the problem and I left that night with a new appreciation for how difficult spotting can be. It was extremely easy to just watch Les's truck cruise around in fifth place but I had to keep my eyes in front of him and look for those potentially bad situations. But, I can't reiterate how important it is for a driver and his spotter to have that history between them. If you are switching spotters every weekend, you are setting yourself up for failure.

At some point this season sit down with your spotter and nail down exactly what you want to hear from him and what he will mean when he says certain things. all in all, this was a great experience that I would do again in a heartbeat.