Throttle Sensor Failure For Kanaan In Pocono

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AJ Foyt Racing’s Tony Kanaan in the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet started Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway from 14th place on the grid but was forced to retire from the race on lap 16 due to a throttle sensor failure.

Speaking following the race, TK said:

“It was a throttle sensor failure so I lost all power and unfortunately it’s going to take 15-20minutes to change it. That’s going to be so many laps down that we decided to park it. It’s a shame. We were really looking forward to this race. We have a lot of ABC (Supply Co.) employees here supporting us. It’s racing, sometimes you have one of those things. We haven’t had a mechanical issue all year. That’s unfortunate that it happened here. “[On the conditions] It was hard to pass, definitely. I mean, you can see right now nobody is passing anybody. It’s pretty much spread out. It wasn’t hard, it wasn’t what we were used to racing close to each other like that. It’s been pretty difficult. [unintelligible track noise] I think it’s going to be a track position race today.”

Matheus ‘Matt’ Leist in the No.4 ABC Supply Chevrolet finished the race in 11th place having started the event from 20th place and speaking following the race the Brazilian commented by saying:

Great to be racing here at Pocono; we had great support from the fans mainly from the ABC Supply family. We didn’t have the fastest car – maybe top 10 but 11th place is OK. Looking forward to Gateway now. We’ll try to maximize everything and get our first top 10 under our belts.

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