Carlin Racing’s Charlie Kimball in the No.23 Tresiba Chevrolet scored his second top ten finish in a row at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night in the DXC Technology 600. Starting the race from 12th place, the Californian finished the race in 10th place and speaking following the race he said:
“Tonight was tough with the tires degrading and the car sliding around more and more as the stint went on. The nice thing about the No. 23 Tresiba Chevrolet, actually both Carlin cars, is that they were stable all race. I was confident in what the car was going to be able to do. That really comes down to the preparation that the team has put into making sure that every time I roll out of pit lane they’ve given me the absolute best car that they can. It feels like these top-10 finishes are starting to be a habit and we’ll just keep moving forward from here.
The ten place came just a week after Kimball finished Detroit race two in eighth place. Max Chilton in the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet started the race from 22nd place and came through the field to finish the event in 12th place and speaking following the race he said:
It was a long day in the office. Sometimes, this race feels as challenging as Indy. We knew coming into this race it was going to have its curve balls. I felt like we handled everything thrown our way tonight pretty well. Our tires lasted longer than most people – I think we might’ve done one of the longest stints. I struggled with ultimate lap pace, but from midway onward, we had pretty good speed. It was more to do with just strategy at that point. We were three laps down and we were able to get ourselves to one lap down. We had some good pit stops and we had a couple of good overtakes. We’ll take P12 for sure for the No. 59 Gallagher Chevrolet, especially considering where we started. We’ll have a nice midseason break here next week and we’ll come back stronger in Road America.