Written By: Gregg Paul
It’s not very often that you see an experienced veteran racer who frequently wins get emotional in Victory Lane. Yet when you consider all that has happened to Lyle Nowak and his race team in the last few years, when he climbed out of his car after getting the win in his home track, the emotion just bubbled over.
“There’s a lot of joy and a lot of satisfaction,” said Nowak. “When you race in your home town at your home track, everybody wants you to run good. Everybody hopes you can run good. The expectations to run good are high and you don’t always have the opportunity to do that. We’ve done this a long time and we’ve had way more disappointments than we’ve had successes and enjoyments. When you can win one like we did, I mean we had a rough year last year and things kind of snowballed where we had a bad crash on the highway and it affected our racing program and we just had to regroup. We came here to race last year and we really weren’t ready to do that. To come back this year and build some momentum through the beginning of the year and to accomplish this tonight, it’s pretty rewarding.”