AJ Foyt Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais in the No.14 ROKiT Chevrolet was left asking if he had a target on his back after suffering his second retirement in as many days as he was caught in Sunday night’s first lap carnage at the start of the XPEL 375 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Speaking following the race, Bourdais said:
Is there a target on my back?”The second day here at Texas and the No. 14 Chevy ROKiT didn’t even manage to get through the green flag. “It’s really a big shame because the guys had worked very hard until midnight to fix the car and we were just a victim of circumstances again. Got taken out at the start and there was nothing we could do, so we’ll try to rebound and have a good month of May.”
Bourdais’ teammate, Dalton Kellett was also caught up in the crash in his No.4 K-Line Insulator Chevrolet and speaking following the action he commented saying:
First I’m just very happy everyone was checked and cleared at medical. It’s definitely not the way you want to see the start of a race go—a car going upside down, another proof that the aeroscreen is worth its weight and doing its job. We can’t have starts like that, it’s a shame for the guys to have to come back to Indy now going into the month of May and have to patch up two torn up race cars. I feel bad for the No. 4 and 14 crews and for our partners and our team. Yesterday we had a positive day for the 4 car but it’s been a trying weekend overall. But the guys will get the cars fixed up for May and we’ll be back on track in about a week and a half for Indy GP. I’m looking forward to that and then on to the Indy 500.
Next up for AJ Foyt Racing is the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 15.