This weekend’s schedule consisted of two practice sessions on Friday, qualifying in the morning and the race in the afternoon on Saturday and Sunday. The team qualified on Saturday in 19th position and was able to pick up a position throughout the race.
“We just finished the first part of the Detroit Doubleheader weekend,” said Chaves after Saturday’s race. “We learned a lot out there during the race today. I know that the guys are going to work hard to take what we learned out there to make the necessary changes before tomorrow’s race. I know we’ll have some improvements, so we can make sure the #88 is closer to the front.”
The #88 car found speed on Sunday’s qualifying session in order to start 14th for the second race of the weekend. Contact after a yellow forced the Colombian-American to pit prematurely. Causing the team to finish in 19th.
“Definitely a trying weekend for us in Detroit, especially race two today,” said Chaves. “I thought we had the right strategy, but one of the cars spun coming out of pit lane and I picked up some debris. This caused us to think the tire was going flat, so we came to the pits which cost us a lot of time. After that we just wanted to make it cleanly to the finish because we didn’t really have anything to gain at that point. Now we look to Texas next weekend, we finished fifth last year so I’m hoping we can manage a finish like that again.”
“Really proud of the whole team,” said vice president of operations, Vince Kremer. “They showed perseverance and dedication to put together another solid race car for Gabby. Detroit is a very tough race weekend coming out of Indianapolis and the guys were diligently and tirelessly to get the car together. We struggled a little bit to get the pace and set up right, but we never gave up.”