Currey loses roof in NASCAR Truck Series race at Atlanta

Currey loses roof in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Atlanta

Bayley Currey surprisingly lost his roof while racing at around 170 mph in Saturday’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Currey lost every competitive hope of winning the NASCAR Truck Series race on Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway when his windshield began to buckle and fall in just a few laps into the race.

The air forced his No. 41 Niece Motorsports Chevrolet’s chassis to be totally ripped off in Turn 4, which eventually ended his race on Lap 94.

Currey’s truck pulling down pit road was quite the sight.

“We hit a piece of debris early and when that happened, it knocked the left side brace down and there’s so much turbulent air here, trucks moving around and being in the draft,” Currey said after the race.

“It’s start flapping and flapping and it’s like a Coke can, you bend it back and forth, and it’s going to break. Basically, the windshield bed separated from the roof, all the braces broke and for about 20 laps, was running with the windshield running on the roll cage.

“I didn’t want to stop because we had a great truck. It was awesome. We could have won the race but it kept getting worse and worse and worse.

“I could feel the drag getting into the truck, could feel it getting colder inside the truck. It started whistling down the backstretch and I knew it coming.

“It sucks, really sucks because we could have won this race.”

NASCAR will take the roof back to its Research and Development Center in Concord, North Carolina.

Currey finished 31st in a 33-truck race won by Kyle Busch.

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