Daily Archives: June 16, 2014
“The SKF Ford Fusion started the race really, really loose and we were not really expecting that based on practice. It’s hard because we went from practice to the race without really changing that much and it was just very hard to drive. We finally started catching up and everyone did a good job. I got the lucky dog and we were getting better and then I think we went a little too far with the car at the end, but we’re learning and understanding a little more about these new cars.”
The No. 12 SKF Ford Fusion
Driven By Juan Pablo Montoya
Finish Position 18
Current Series Position N/A
-Making his first NASCAR Cup Series (NSCS) start of 2014, Juan Pablo Montoya qualified the No. 12 SKF Ford Fusion in the 28th position on Friday afternoon.
· As the 200-lap race began, Montoya radioed to crew chief Greg Erwin that his Ford was running extremely loose while entering the Michigan International Speedway (MIS) corners. A lap four caution gave Montoya an opportunity to come to pit road for four tires and adjustments to the track bar and air pressure. Montoya restarted the race from the 38th position on lap seven.
· While the adjustments had little effect on the loose-handling condition, Montoya was able to turn laps a quicker than the cars between him and the top 10 cars.