NASCAR America – Alan Gustafson interview – 6th April 2017
In the 1986 Clint Eastwood movie, “Heartbreak Ridge,” a classic line emerged from the script that fits this weekend’s racing action on the untested racing surface at Texas Motor Speedway.
Like the Marines in the movie that were looking to recapture Grenada, NASCAR drivers will have to “Improvise, adapt and overcome” to have success in Fort Worth.
In Thursday’s edition of NASCAR America, Alan Gustafson, Chase Elliott‘s crew chief, explained how his team plans to do that at Texas.
(Copyright NASCAR America)
MENCS – TX – Practice 1
20th – 28.311 secs – 190.739 mph (crashed, went to a backup car)
MENCS – TX – Qualifying
33rd – stuck in inspection, didn’t get out onto track
MENCS – Martinsville – Qualifying
Qualifying was rained out last night and so the order was set by owner points. Team 24 start P2!
MENCS – Martinsville – Practice 2
In second practice Chase and the team made changes to the car and we finished P19, 20.350 secs, 93.052 mph. He ran 70 laps in total.
MENCS Practice 1
P23, 20.138 secs, 94.031 mph. P22 on Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average.
MENCS – Auto Club Speedway – Results
MENCS – Auto Club Speedway – Points
Team 24 finished 10th yesterday, 3rd in both stages. Gained 43 points, now 2nd overall with 214!
MENCS – Final Practice
P1 – 38.404 secs – 187.480 mph
But, hit the wall not long from the end…