Lepage/McClure Sears Point notes

The No. 4 Kodak MAX Film Monte Carlo fell out of the Dodge/Save Mart 350 at Sears Point on lap 3 due to engine problems. Larry McClure quotes "We had an oil starvation problem in the engine. This is the first engine problem we have had...

The No. 4 Kodak MAX Film Monte Carlo fell out of the Dodge/Save Mart 350 at Sears Point on lap 3 due to engine problems.

Larry McClure quotes

"We had an oil starvation problem in the engine. This is the first engine problem we have had this year.

"I felt better about this race than I have in a long time. It just went sour on us.

"It appears the harder we try, the further behind we get. Maybe we are trying to hard. We align ourselves to be in a position to win or run up front and things just go in the opposite direction.

"This was Scottâ^À^Ùs second week on the job. We had a problem with second gear in qualifying. Then we were happy with practice. The changes in the crew worked out exceptionally well.

"We are not sure why we had a problem with the engine. We will get it squared away.

"I hate it for Kodak and the team and all of the people responsible for this race car. We have a week off and then we head to Daytona. That will give these guys enough time to get pumped back up again."

Kevin Lepage quotes

"My hats off to all of the guys at the Kodak shop. Everyone has put forth such an effort to get this Kodak car back to the front.

"This was my first time here not pitting on Gilliganâ^À^Ùs Island. I was excited about running the race. I was looking forward to gaining some valuable seat time in the car for road races. I felt confident about driving this Morgan-McClure entry in todayâ^À^Ùs event. I think we realistically had a shot at a top-15.

"There were no signs of engine problems at the start. It just went out on lap 2. I radioed the guys and told them something happened to the motor."

-MMM

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kevin Lepage