Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports David Malukas in the No.18 HMD Motorsports Honda started Sunday’s Iowa One Step 250 presented by Gatorade at Iowa Speedway from third place on the grid. The American ended the race inside the top ten in eighth place following a solid race. Speaking following the action, Malukas said:
“We finished eighth today. When you look at where we started in third that kind of hurts, but with the car we had today, we did everything we could, we timed everything well, but we didn’t quite have the same pace as the guys in front of us. Strategy wise, everything was much better today. In the three-lap shoot out at the end we managed to time our runs very well and gained a couple more spots and secure a top ten finish for us. Looking overall, it feels good after this weekend to have two consistent finishes and hopefully it sets us up going into the rest of the season.”
Sting Ray Robb in the No.52 Biohaven Dale Coyne Racing with RWR Honda started the race in 26th. It was running consistent laps until a pit-lane incident resulted in the Idaho native being disqualified from the race and was classified in 28th place.
“Well, that was a bad end to the weekend here at Iowa Speedway. The 51 Biohaven car had decent pace in the race but a couple of mistakes in pit lane cost us. We lost a left rear wheel after our third pit stop and that put an end to our race. We have a lot to work on and we’ll do that moving forward and hope that we can get some good results in the future.”
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