Carlin Racing’s Conor Daly in the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet said he was super happy with his result in the DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

Daly came through the field from 19th on the grid to finish the race in 11th place and speaking following the event he said:

“I think we can be super happy with that result for the No. 59 Gallagher Carlin Chevrolet. We had a bit of a slow start. I just really struggled at the beginning of the first stint, but once we changed to the second set of tires, we just kept going faster and faster and were able to get into the lead group even though we were a lap down. We were keeping up with those guys really well and we just had solid pace all night. Every restart we seemed to pass people, which is a lot of fun, and we just kept working on it little by little. I’m pretty happy with moving from 19th to 11th and I think it’s something we can all be proud of coming out of this weekend.”

It was a disappointing night for Charlie Kimball in the No.23 Fiap Chevrolet as he was forced to retire from the race as a result of a mechanical failure and speaking following the race he said:

Unfortunately, we had a mechanical issue out there, but no damage to the car. It just stepped out right at the exit of Turn 4. The car loaded up and gave me a little bit of strange feedback as I turned into Turn 3 and then I honestly thought we had a right rear puncture, but it looks like it was more of a bad wheel bearing and not quite as easy of a fix as we were hoping for. It’s a shame that our day ended early because the No. 23 Fiasp Carlin Chevrolet was really good all weekend when we were in clean air. The No. 7 (Marcus Ericsson) car and I were just going forward out there. It felt like we were driving away from the leader who had caught up to the back. I feel bad for these Carlin guys. They put in so much effort and to have something like that pop up out of nowhere totally unexpected just really hurts.”

 

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