Juncos Hollinger Racing’s Agustin Canapino in the No.78 Pay.com Chevrolet was extremely quick on race day warm-up at Iowa Speedway for today’s Hy-Vee One Stop 250 presented by Gatorade at Iowa Speedway.
The Argentian set the third fastest speed with a 169.106MPH and will be looking for a solid race from 23rd place on the grid and speaking following Saturday night’s race, where he came home in 16th place just behind his teammate Callum Ilott, he said:
I am really happy with P16, now that we have finished our first race in Iowa. It has been a really great experience so far, even though I had a little bit of bad luck with the yellow flags.
Our race pace has been really strong here so we have to go again tomorrow, determined to claim some good points
Callum Ilott in the No.77 Pay.com Chevrolet ended race day warm-up in 10th place and came home in 15th place and will start today’s race from 24th place and speaking following Saturday’s race he said:
Overall, it was a pretty eventful race. I lost a bit of ground on the first couple of stints, but we soon got the car into a good window and had good pace. During the race you can get lapped and also lap other people, so it was challenging to gauge where I was.
“We had a good race car, and I think that if we can nail the first couple of runs in tomorrow’s race then we’ll be good. Today was a good day overall, so thank you to the team and to Chevy.”
Team owner Ricardo Juncos commented saying:
We have now finished race one at Iowa, and I am very happy with the team. Both drivers had a fantastic race. Only one caution period made it very tough, but we had good pace. It was still not perfect, and we will fine-tune some things in preparation for tomorrow, but I think that we have started the weekend very well.
“I’m really happy with the balance that we got for the race compared to qualifying. We thought that the car was going to be better this afternoon and I think it was. Now, we are going to keep improving for tomorrow and I’m looking forward to race 2