Candace Muzny Ties Best Finish of the
Season at Hickory Motor Speedway
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Candace Muzny Ties Best
Finish of the Season at Hickory Motor
Candace Muzny returned to Hickory Motor Speedway on
Monday, September 6 for the 34th Annual Bobby Issac
Memorial, qualifying and finishing second in the
non-points race at the famed short-track.
Muzny earned her best starting spot of the
season and qualified second with a time of 15.35.
After facing difficulties in qualifying throughout
the season, Muzny was glad to be starting up front
in the 150-lap race.
Honestly, we have been struggling so much
in qualifying lately that I couldnt believe
it when I looked up and saw 15.3, Muzny said.
I had to do a double take! I was really
proud, especially with my parents in town. L.W.
Miller and our team gave me an awesome
Muzny was fast from the drop of the green-flag,
holding her second-place position until the first
caution on lap 18. She restarted in second-place on
lap 24 but fell to third the following lap. She
quickly gained her spot back, returning to second
position on lap 29.
She avoided trouble through two multi-car wrecks
on lap 44 and lap 66, and continued to race in
second position. Muzny fell to third on the lap 72
restart and slipped to fourth on lap 93. She
restarted in third position on the final restart on
lap 138, racing her way past the No. 32 and
reclaiming second position on lap 141. Muzny went
on to finish the 150-lap race in second position,
matching her best finish at Hickory Motor
With the long race, I knew that we needed
to save our tires to be there in the end,
explained Muzny. I just planned to stay in
the top-five and really go for it the last 50 laps.
We did just that, but we fell just one spot short.
I would like to thank my sponsors Arrow Wrecker
Service and Manale Landscaping for all their
support. They allow us to race every weekend and
achieve our goals. I also want to thank my parents,
Al and Vanita Muzny, for always believing in me. I
tend to do better when they are in town to watch,
and I really wish they could be here every
Although she was happy to finish in
second-place, Muzny continues to look for her first
I am still beating myself up for not
winning because we were so close, but I know we
will get it done, said Muzny. Our crew
works so hard and we deserve the win. I want it
more than anything, for them and for myself. We
have come a long way together and I hope there are
many wins in our future.
Muzny will return to Hickory Motor Speedway this
Saturday, September 11. Her last points race of the
season will be the following Saturday, September
18. Currently the Oklahoma City, Okla., native sits
in fifth position in the Hickory Motor Speedway
Bojangles Late Models point standings.
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