AJ Foyt Racing endured an extremely tough Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
Restarting the race from 17th place, Takuma Sato in the No.14 ABC Supply Co Honda suffered a mechanical failure resulting in his second retirement in succession and speaking following the race the Japanese driver commented by saying:
Tough night. We had a component failure in practice and just got one lap. The ABC Supply boys did a great job to put it back together in such a short time. We had a few too many issues in the race. We just weren’t sure what was wrong. We didn’t want to risk it so we are just going to get ready for the next one.
Jack Hawksworth restarted the race from 20th place and retired from the race after hitting t-boning Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Mikhail Aleshin after the Russian hit the wall in the SMP Racing Honda.
Speaking following the race, Hawksworth in the No.41 ABC Supply Co. Honda commented by saying:
We had a pretty decent car which was good but started two laps down because of all that happened here last time. Disappointing. On another day where we started on the lead lap we would have had a strong result. (On the accident) The car spun in directly in front of me and I had nowhere to go and got collected.