Sears Point: Brian Simo race report

Brian Simo was zapped out of the June 25 NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Infineon Raceway when a carburetor failure sabotaged his qualifying run, but he will be back for the next series road-course race at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen,...

Brian Simo was zapped out of the June 25 NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Infineon Raceway when a carburetor failure sabotaged his qualifying run, but he will be back for the next series road-course race at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, N.Y., on Aug. 13.

The Carlsbad, Calif., driver finished 10th in last year's race on the 1.99-mile Infineon road course in Sonoma, Calif., but didn't see the green flag this year.

"The one lap we needed the car to work well, it just let go," he said of his single-lap qualifying effort in the No. 61 Front Row Motorsports Chevrolet. "The problem we experienced had nothing to do with the engine builder or the team. We haven't quite figured out what happened, but something stuck in the carburetor that didn't allow us to have a fair shake at qualifying. We'll find it, fix it and be ready for The Glen."

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Brian Simo
Teams Front Row Motorsports