TRG Motorsports Takes to the Tricky Triangle in the Top-35
TRG Motorsports heads to Pocono Raceway this weekend for the running of the Good Sam RV Insurance 500. The team is coming off of a 26th place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway; a run that propelled the no.71 team to a spot in the top-35 in the series’ owner’s point standings. The team’s position in the top-35 guarantees it a starting position in the forty-three car field that will take the green flag this Sunday.
The race will mark the 26th career start for driver Andy Lally and will also be his 2nd career start at the Tricky Triangle.
"I’m really proud of my guys for working so hard these past few months. It paid off last week as we got back into the top 35 and can now head to Pocono with race set up in mind. We have not been able to do this for so long and it’s hard to express to someone watching from the outside just how different these cars are in qualifying trim and race trim. When we have to spend the entire time focusing on getting fast for qualifying it leaves us very little time if any to work on race set up, especially when we have Saturday qualifying. These next few races will be at tracks I have been to before so I’m looking forward to building on what we have learned in the first half of the year."
Crew chief Doug Richert has five career top-5 finishes at Pocono.
“Setting a car up for Pocono is always a challenge. It requires you to strike a balance that will allow the car to perform well through three very distinct corners. To be fast in one corner, you most likely have to give up speed in another. That can make for a very interesting race. The teams that perform the best at Pocono are the ones that find that balance. Ford is at the top of their game right now. Everyone has seen the performance of the FR9 engine package over the past few weeks. I’m glad to have Roush Yates horsepower under the hood of our #71 car this weekend.”
Team owner Kevin Buckler is glad to see his organization back in the top-35 and looking forward to the upcoming weekend.
“Our team has really started to come together over the past few weeks. We have a great group partners that have helped to support this team in its quest to get back in the top-35. Our goal now is not only to stay there, but to continue to improve on our current position. We have the right group of guys in place to accomplish something special. Pocono, Michigan and Watkins Glen all have the potential to help us build on this momentum we have right now. Our team is making strides towards being more and more competitive and Andy is making huge strides as a driver. If we can keep building at the current rate, this little team is going to surprise a lot of people.”
By: trg motorsports