It was yet another beautiful sunny day at New Smyrna Beach, Florida for the NASCAR® Speedweeks racing. Tinkle went out for practice and was satisfied with the car after practice.
New Smyrna Speedway had yet another group qualifying session. After going out twice for sessions, Tinkle ended up 4th overall.
With the invert, Tinkle was set to start in the third position. He battled to maintain his position, but tapped the wall after going wide. Even though the car had handling issues, he continued on and ended up finishing the race in 10th – his second straight Top 10 finish.