Josef Newgarden in the No.21 Fuzzy’s Vodka/Preferred Freezer Chevrolet started today’s Chevrolet Dual in Detroit race 2 from 17th place and battled his way through the field making up 13 places on his start position to end the race in fourth place and speaking following the race he commented by saying:
It was a good day. I love being here in Detroit and racing at this track, it’s a challenging place with all the bumps. It’s a lot of fun to wrestle Indy cars here, they’re hard to keep off the walls! We had a great car with Preferred Freezer and Fuzzy’s Vodka, ECR worked really hard this weekend. I’m happy with what we did, I would have liked to have had a win but you can’t get them all!
Spencer Pigot in his first race for Ed Carpenter Racing in the No.20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet started the race from 20th place and despite the team pitting him late in the race for a splash and dash stop with a rear wing change the American finished the race in 18th place raking up a race distance for his new team.
Speaking following the race he commented by saying:
It was another tough race. The guys made some good calls to gain me positions through a good strategy. I made a mistake battling for position and brushed the wall. Some things got bent in the left rear and I had to come in to get that fixed. By the time we did that, we were a few laps down. I made a mistake that cost us a pretty good result, but I think overall we made a lot of improvements throughout the weekend. I’m just really happy to be part of ECR and I’m looking forward to the next one.