PCM Crew Full Throttle at IMS, Dominguez Back on Track and Ready to Bump
Indianapolis, IN -- "At this point, If we had the luxury of time, we probably wouldn't know what to do with it," said PCM mechanic, Daniel Martin. Performing under pressure has become the norm for the PCM crew. Today they pulled-off another small miracle when they repaired the #96 car after an accident this morning that sidelined them throughout qualifying today. Mario Dominguez and the PCM crew have been forced to not only acquaint themselves with the IndyCar in a very short amount of time, but also to get it up to speed, which is notoriously challenging here at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
After the incident today, the car required new front suspension, rear suspension, bodywork (the right side) and a nose cone. Because Dominguez scrubbed so much speed before hitting the wall, the gearbox, tub and motor were fine.
Dominguez and his crew returned to the track with just three minutes to spare, they were not able to shake-down the #96 Visit Mexico City Car, but they are ready to go at the green flag tomorrow.
Mario on the accident: ""This was an unbelievable effort by my crew. These guys just continue to impress me everyday and I can't say enough about them. They got me back out there just before the gunshot today. We didn't run, but we proved we are survivors and we will be back tomorrow and find our spot in the show."
Tyler Tadevic, Team Owner -- "This was a moral victory for our team. Mario did a great job keeping the damage as minimal as possible. The crew did an unbelievable job getting the car back together. If there had been five minutes left in the day, we would have been able to get some laps. I couldn't be more proud of the team; this has been par for the course for us this whole month. Trying to put a car in the Indy 500 at the last minute is just a continuation of the month, but we've got the Angel of Independence on our shoulder and we are optimistic we will be able to put the car in the field."