CHAMPCAR/CART: Detroit Team Herdez Sunday Notes

Herdez-backed drivers Michel Jourdain Jr. & Memo Gidley retired in the Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit after 41 and 42 laps completed, respectively. Both drivers suffered transmission failure. Jourdain Jr. parked his car at Turn 7,...

Herdez-backed drivers Michel Jourdain Jr. & Memo Gidley retired in the Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit after 41 and 42 laps completed, respectively. Both drivers suffered transmission failure. Jourdain Jr. parked his car at Turn 7, causing a local yellow flag and Gidley slowed down at Turn 6 A, causing a full course caution flag.

Michel Jourdain Jr., Car #19 Herdez/Payton-Coyne Racing Team: "The car was good. I only had a problem with my left front tire before the pit stop. The car was running good until we had the gearbox problem."

Memo Gidley, Car #71 Herdez/Payton-Coyne Racing Team: "The car was really good, mainly where we needed it, in Turns 2 and 13. We were running lean, saving fuel and trying to get as much miles as possible. We gained a few positions in the pits, but shortly after the pit stop the differential (part of the gearbox) broke. The next race, we just need to qualify well and we can easily be in the top-10."

Antonio Marron, Motorsports Director of the Herdez/Payton-Coyne Racing Team: "I am happy with my two drivers. They did a good job. I hope the next race we can qualify better to have a strong finish."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Memo Gidley , Michel Jourdain