AJ Foyt Racing’s Conor Daly in the No.4 ABC Supply Co Chevrolet secured his best result of the season at the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park on Saturday night.
Daly had a great battle with Chip Ganassi Racing’s Charlie Kimball. Daly started the race from 11th place and finished the race in fifth place. Speaking following the race he commented by saying:
We had a good car all weekend. I was really upset with myself after qualifying, just had a big moment at the exit of (Turn) 1, but we redeemed ourselves. Then I tried to screw it up for myself again in the pits, but we were able to drive back. The car was just fantastic. I have to thank the team, I have to thank ABC Supply for sticking with us. I know it’s been a tough year, but I know we can do it. I know this team can do it. We’re just improving and it takes time. This is a hard sport.” (About close call with Charlie Kimball): “I won’t say anything bad about (Kimball), but it was just one of those really late moves that, being on an oval it’s not great to do. I mean everyone’s racing hard, it’s obviously tough on a short oval to make ground, but I mean that could have ruined my race right there. I thought the wing was gone going into the next corner, but it was still there. So thank you Chevy, for making strong pieces. But, yeah, I’m just happy to be here, and just hope I can be here for many more races.
Carlos Munoz had a great race in the No.14 ABC Supply Co Chevrolet started the race from eighth and finished the event in ninth place and speaking following the race he commented by saying:
It was a race with ups and downs. The whole team did a great job the whole weekend. Happy for Conor, he did a really good job finishing fifth. And with me ninth we had two cars in the top 10. I just needed a little more speed in Turns 1 and 2 especially compared to my teammate. Finishing like that in the last stint, I had a really bad vibration that cost me a little bit but I’m really happy for the team overall.