PEVELY, MO – July 1, 2018 – On Saturday evening at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 as Brandon Sheppard claimed his sixth World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series win of the 2018 season.
“I tell you what, I think he was a little bit better than I was at the end,” said Sheppard in Victory Lane. “Me and Devin race hard all the time and we rub a lot but it’s one of those deals where he gave me a lane up there and I took advantage of that. It was some hard racing but it was a lot of fun. I wish we would come back to I-55 more often. I like this place a lot.”
After starting fifth in the feature, Sheppard commanded the lead on lap 37 by using high-side momentum to boost the Rocket1 Racing machine ahead of Brian Shirley who had relentlessly held to top spot since lap 16.
“You know, when Shirley was leading it was getting pretty treacherous down here in [turns] one and two,” said Sheppard. “It was starting to run up good and I knew I wasn’t going to pass him on the bottom and the guys told me to go for it. Mark told me I need to start taking more chances since we’re pretty far behind in the points now. At the end of the day, we’re trying to win races. That’s all we’re doing.”