KVSH Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais went into Sunday’s Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway off the back of a race win in the opening Chevrolet Dual in Detroit last Saturday and followed that up with an eighth place finish in race 2.
Sunday’s Firestone 600 had been delayed due to poor weather at the circuit and on lap 71 of the race on Sunday Verizon IndyCar officials abandoned the event due to poor weather with the race being rescheduled for August 27 starting from lap 71. At the time of the race being called off Bourdais was in 11th place and speaking following the event he commented by saying:
It was obviously a tough day. The Hydroxycut machine had the least amount of downforce of anyone and unfortunately, it showed. For 15 laps I was just barely hanging on and the car was way too fast on its own. I think we had the second or third quickest lap of the race. That is just the way it is, but it doesn’t really matter. What matters is that Josef (Newgarden) and Conor (Daly) aren’t seriously hurt. The magnitude of that crash…we just have to very happy and feel very lucky. Obviously, Josef is hurt, but when you see the crash…it’s a miracle. Also, I feel bad for the fans, but have a lot of respect for them. Two days of rain and they stayed with it. I’m just sorry we couldn’t get an official race in for them.