Number 17 Team Ethanol car driver Jeff Simmons was a lap leader for five laps at the Texas Motor Speedway this past weekend, a career record for him. He finished sixth in the Bombardier Learjet 550k, behind winner Sam Hornish, Jr., Tony Kanaan, Danica Patrick, Dario Franchitti and Vitor Meira.
Overall, Jeff is doing pretty well this year, 11th in the standings with 140 points and $567,000 plus in earnings. He has been doing a little bit better with every race. We’d like to see him do really well in the next race – the Iowa Corn Indy 250, sponsored by the Iowa Corn Growers, coming up June 24. Race time is 1:00 pm on ABC.