Carlin Racing’s Charlie Kimball in the No.23 Tresiba® Chevrolet followed up his eighth Place finish in Detroit race 2 last weekend with a solid qualifying performance at Texas Motor Speedway.
Kimball will start tonight’s DXC Technology 600 from 12th place on the grid and speaking following the session he said:
I’m pretty confident and happy with that qualifying run from the No. 23 Tresiba Chevrolet. We had a couple of issues on our qualifying sims this morning in practice, just with traffic and things like that, but overall, I’m just really proud of the Carlin guys. We unloaded here at Texas with a very stable car, and I’ve got to say that with how intimidating this place can be for both drivers and teams alike, that’s pretty impressive. It’s going to be a long race tomorrow night – it’s going to be hot and slippery. I honestly think that whoever takes care of their tires the longest during the race will end up the best.”
Max Chilton in the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet endured a tough qualifying as he will start the race from 22nd place place on the grid and speaking following the session he said:
“We had a problem with the throttle body this morning, so we were only able to do about 10 laps of pushing. We’ve had no testing here as a new team and going into a qualifying session in this heat is just extremely difficult for any team, but especially a new team. We just did the job we needed to do with the No. 59 Gallagher Chevrolet. At the end of the day, at a track like Texas Motor Speedway, you can qualify last and still come back and win the race.”