Every single day, Flex Tapers send new testimonials to Flex Seal Headquarters. There’s one that stuck out as of late. The No. 0 Flex Shot driver Garrett Smithley gave us a peek into how the JD Motorsports team used Flex Tape for one of his NASCAR races.
Not only did Flex Tape fix the car repair, but it also saved the day for the JD Motorsports team… sending Smithley into a career best.
As you can imagine, fixing car issues during a NASCAR race is a very fast-paced process. There’s not much time to get the job done so that the driver can be back on the race track. In fact, NASCAR enforces a rule where you only have five minutes to get your car back on the track after the crew repairs it.
During the PowerShares QQQ 300 at the Daytona International Speedway, Garrett Smithley found himself in a huge dilemma. As Smithley puts it, “I thought we were done. I didn’t think we’d make it back onto the track.”
He had experienced two incidents earlier and it looked like he might be out for the count. After driving 180+ MPH, cars can take a real beating. We’re not talking your basic fender benders.
Smithley had smashed the back end of his car. Since the goal is to win in the race, something like a flapping exterior car piece could really kill all hopes of a driver winning. If Smithley’s team had resorted to any other tape, it probably would have come undone as soon as he went back on the track. But not with Flex Tape.
Here’s what his crew did…
The team patched up the back of Smithley’s car easily. And here’s a big thing to keep in mind: Here at Flex Seal Headquarters, we suggest that you clean your surface before applying Flex Tape.
In the midst of Smithley’s crisis, there was simply no time to wipe off the grease, dirt, and everything in between that would accumulate on his car during a race.
The team slapped Flex Tape on the back of his car: the No. 0. Flex Seal Chevrolet Camaro. It bonded everything immediately, and then Smithley went on about his merry way.
*Flex Tip: When applying Flex Tape, press down firmly. To get rid of air pockets and bubbles, use your fingers, a rubber roller, or a plastic squeegee.
In fact, Smithley rebounded late and still managed to power forward to win a career best of 8th place finish. And he gives many thanks to Flex Tape.
But don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at this video and hear Smithley and his team explain the experience in their own words.
*Flex Tip: The best thing about Flex Tape is that there’s no curing time. Flex Tape’s adhesion will get stronger over time. For maximum hold, wait 24 hours after applying it before testing it. But Smithley’s testimonial proves that Flex Tape is still the answer even when you don’t have 24 hours to let the tape sit.
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