Shane Lee, No. 22 Big Tine Ford Fusion
Start: 6th / Finish: 4th
Sitting sixth and reporting a loose car, Lee opted to make an early stop under a lap 17 caution for four fresh General Tires, Sunoco fuel and adjustments.
Restarting 10th, Lee jumped to fifth on lap 27 and by lap 45 the No. 22 was sitting in third.
At the halfway point, Lee came down pit road one more time under caution for four General Tires, Sunoco fuel and a slight track bar adjustment.
Lining up fourth for the restart on lap 63, Lee swiftly bounced up to second until a battle with teammate Ty Majeski ensued, pushing Lee back into third.
When the final caution fell on lap 85, Lee and the team chose to stay off of pit road.
Starting second for the last restart with nine laps to go, Lee slid back into fourth for the remaining laps to earn his eighth top-five finish of the season.
Lee: “I was really hoping to have a strong run to end the year and a top-five is definitely great. This 22 team has had some ups and downs this season, but no matter what was thrown at them, they stayed resilient and came to the track every week ready to win. I wish we could have come away with a win this year, but we’ve had a lot of accomplishments to be proud of and finishing third in championship points is a good feeling. It’s bittersweet that the season is over…it was definitely a great year racing this No. 22 Big Tine Ford Fusion.