Scott McLaughlin, driver of the No.3 Good Ranchers Team Penske Chevrolet says that he is super proud of the team after they claimed victory in Sunday’s Children’s Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park.

McLaughlin who started the race from pole led 58 of the 90 laps and speaking following the action he said:

Just super proud of the Good Ranchers Chevy team. Just unbelievable. Our word now is execution, and we just executed to the highest we could. I’m super proud of them. Look, I just love Barber, I love Alabama. I love the vibe everyone brings, and I’m just super lucky to drive such an amazing race car these guys and girls prepare for me. I’ll just keep enjoying it, keep having fun, and see if we can get a few more wins along the way.

Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Business Chevrolet started the race from 2nd and that is where he finished.

Speaking following the action he said:

McLaughlin) did an amazing job with his speed when he needed it. We got that first yellow, we were okay, and then the way it started to kind of transpire with the yellow, the (Alexander) Rossi yellow, that really put us behind. We were in a situation where he was going to pass a lot of cars. The Sting Ray Robb caution kind of brought us back into play. It was going to be “how fast can he go?” He got clear for six or seven laps there and put laps that were faster than anyone. About a second a lap for anybody. He pulled out and we were able to pit and get ahead of the No. 10 car before he came around. This is raw pace in the Verizon Chevy when we needed it.”

Josef Newgarden in the No.2 PPG Team Penske Chevrolet started the race from 8th and came home in 16th after a tough week for the Tennessee native and the entire team.

“It just seemed as though we were just one step or one decision behind today and that isn’t something you can do with the competitiveness of this series. I couldn’t be more proud of this No. 2 PPG Chevy team and the work they continue to put in. We were up against it this weekend, but the fight never left us. It will be good to get an off weekend for everyone and then head to Indianapolis. We all know the feeling we had when we left Indy last May and that is something we are all hungry to experience again.”


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