Just finished a race at Chicagoland. I was running in 14th place and not really gaining on the field. It was an early race so there was only one field, so i was running with the higher split racers.
On lap 26 there was a caution, so we all pitted. The green flag dropped at lap 28 and I was still running in 14th. I knew I was going to be very close on fuel for the remaining laps. The field started pitting on green at about lap 70 to 75. I kept going and it put me into 5th place.
I took the gamble and ran for the finish. At lap 85 with 5 to go, I get the message from my pit that I have only 5 laps of fuel left. I was on lap 90 on the back stretch when I run out of fuel lol. I coasted to the finish, but the 6th place car passed me with only 20 yards to the line. I finished 6th.
The only way I had a chance at a decent finish was to gamble. It was a strong field of racers.
Very fun race