Stephen Nasse took home a strong second-place finish at North Carolina’s Orange County Speedway in the Mid-Atlantic Classic for the CARS Super Late Model Tour.
Even though the result was a good one, Nasse left North Carolina wondering what could have been after a late-race restart.
“I let Bubba school me on that last restart,” Nasse said. “I was paying more attention to his car more than where the restart box was. I just really wanted to make sure I was in front of him.
“I’m beating myself up. I’m gonna lose sleep tonight. It showed at the end of the race, we had more speed than Bubba. I let him beat me on that restart.”
To get in position to battle for the win, Nasse was forced to move Brandon Setzer out of the way in the late stages. Setzer was not happy, but Nasse said he did what he had to do to be in position for the win.
“I’m sure he’s not [happy],” Nasse said. “But I recall a time at South Boston when I ended up with a destroyed race car when I was leading the race. I didn’t carry no hard feelings. I just came to this race and raced him hard.”
Nasse referenced a line from Steven Wallace when he was interviewed after winning last year’s Mid Atlantic Classic after a last-lap run-in with none other than Bubba Pollard to sum up his feelings.
“Like Steve-O [Steve Wallace] said last year, I brought all my friends with me and I’m going home with them.”
Nasse’s next race will be on April 27th at Five Flags Speedway with the Southern Super Series.