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2nd in Dream Weekend Opener at Eldora

eldora may5Debuting a retro scheme of his father Bob's World 100 car from 1992, Bobby jumped to the lead at the outset of Thursday's feature at Eldora and led the first 14 circuits, building up a 10 car-length lead, before being overtaken by Jimmy Owens amid heavy traffic. Bobby held on for a runner-up finish on the opening night of the Dream weekend.

"I kind of wish some of those lapped cars would've gotten out of the way a little bit better when they got the move-over flag," said Pierce. "But you gotta race 'em — and it's good practice for the 100-lap race. I kind of realized how you gotta work those (lapped) guys and maybe use the right side (to pass them) if I have to.

"I got stuck behind those lapped cars and wasn't able to run my own race, and (Owens) had a good car to run right through that middle in (turns) one and two and three and four. But Jimmy has a ton of laps at this place, so just to run second behind him is really good."

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