Ed Carpenter Racing’s Rinus VeeKay started today’s Children’s of Alabama Grand Prix at Barber Motorsports Park from 27th place and came home in 17th place and speaking following the action he commented saying:

“It was a high-speed corner, there was no room there for two cars. He just kept expecting people to just move out of the way and obviously there was no room. I tried giving him as much room as I could. You’re basically flat out through that corner. He just slid up and I got hit and went straight into the wall. It’s unfortunate. I just wanted to have a clean race. We had that issue in Practice 2 so we didn’t get any running and qualifying was tough because of that because we were down on laps. We were having a good race. We were inside the top-20 on a fuel saving strategy and had a lot of pace. I thought ‘This is going to be good.’ And just comes, so aggressive. I don’t understand where he was trying to go there. So, yeah, it sucks. It really does.”

Christian Rasmussen in the No.20 GuyCare Chevrolet started the race from 14th place and came in 24th place after spinning late in the race and speaking following the action he commented saying:

It was a day of missed opportunities. We were running pretty good and fighting our way through, we had some good passes on track and were moving forward. Then I was shoved into the grass for the first time, which cost me a lot of positions. We had a good-timed yellow which helped us for sure and we again moved forward. Until I was shoved off track again. From there, it was just reset and try to fight our way back as much as we could. Then I made my own mistake at the end with just a few laps to go. Just an unfortunate day.”

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