No. 5 Arrow Electronics Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda
“About Lap 2 I started having problems getting into fourth gear; it would kind rev off the limiter, it would skip the gear sometimes, it would clunk in… I knew we had a little bit of a problem, and then coming out of Turn 8, shifted to third and everything messed up in the gearbox and went down to first gear, and I think did some pretty big damage to the gearbox. It’s really too bad. We didn’t have the best qualifying and wasn’t the best weekend for us, but we were confident we could pull something off in the race — good strategy, smart decisions. Tough day for the Arrow Electronics guys but we’ll bounce back in Sonoma.”
No. 7 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports AutoNation Sirius XM Honda
“I think we accomplished everything we wanted to coming into this weekend. To be fair, I was getting quicker and quicker. I thought we had a dream situation the way the first yellow fell, but I was getting killed down the front straight and up to the bus stop. The team made a few changes towards the end of the race, and our pace came back immediately, I got into a good rhythm and we finished the race. There are a few things for Sonoma that we’ll need to work on but I thought the weekend overall was pretty good and a good learning experience.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!