Ed Carpenter Racing’s Ed Carpenter in the No.20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet will start tonight’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway from 14th place.
Carpenter goes into the race following a strong month of May which saw him starting the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil from pole position and going on to finish the race in second place.
Speaking following qualifying he said:
The first half of practice earlier, I felt like we were really good. Then as people starting doing (qualifying simulations), we kind of fell behind. We took a little bit of a swing at it there in qualifying and just missed the balance. Ultimately, I think the speed is there. I wasn’t flat, I was lifting in (Turn) 1 and 2 for understeer. However, I thought the car was really good on long runs. I’ve struggled here in qualifying and gotten to the front before, that’s what we will do tomorrow.”
Spencer Pigot in the No.21 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet starts the race from 18th place and speaking following the session he said:
It’s definitely a lot harder to drive here today in these conditions than it was in the tests. We had a little bit too much understeer in (Turns) 1 and 2 that made me have to get out of the throttle. We’re going to have our work cut out for us tomorrow night, but hopefully, we’ll make good progress in tonight’s final practice.”