Ed Carpenter Racing’s team owner Ed Carpenter in the No.20 U.S Air Force Chevrolet endured a difficult season-opener on Saturday night in the Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway as he finished the race in 17th place and speaking following the action he commented saying:

That was a bummer of a race! We had a really good car and good pace most of the night. We stopped a little bit early, trying to get some track position, but as soon as I came out of the pits, Bourdais had his accident. I finally got back on the lead lap that last stint, but it wasn’t our best as the car had a weird balance. It stinks we didn’t get to qualify today and had to start deep in the field on entrant points. The result definitely doesn’t show the pace of the ECR cars. One of these chances I have to run the U.S. Air Force car, we will have a good run! We will have to come from deep in the field again tomorrow. It would be great if at some point, we weren’t afraid of pack racing and it would make this a cool race again.”

Rinus Veekay in the No.21 Sonax Chevrolet had a great start from eighth place but had a disappointing event coming home in 20th place and speaking following the action he commented saying:

That was a very tough race. I did finish, which was nice! We were doing pretty well, we just got very unlucky. It didn’t go our way today, but we did have great pace and could have done very well. I am happy we have another chance tomorrow and a lot of positives to take away from today

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