15th And 18th For Kanaan And Leist

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AJ Foyt Racing’s Tony Kanaan in the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet will start tonight’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park from 15th place on the grid and speaking following the final practice session he said:

It’s a shame because I was looking forward to qualifying for sure. We always talked about this race. We had high hopes, the team did well here last year and we have a strong car. I think we had a really good shot for the first three rows, but qualifying by points, we’ll be 15th and we’ll have to do some catch-up. I’m pretty pleased with the turnaround – the car’s fast, we’ve been in the top six all day, so we’ll see. (We’ll) do some TK miracles on the restarts and get back to the front.”

Matheus ‘Matt’ Leist starts the race from 18th place and speaking following the session he said:

We actually had a tough first day. I’m still not feeling very comfortable in the car, so we have to figure out some stuff for the race. Tony (Kanaan) said that his car is good to drive, and he was feeling OK even though he said it was going to be a long race because it’s very tough to pass here. We’ll debrief with the engineers and see what we can figure out for tomorrow and try to do a good race and finish in the top 10.”

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