BUSCH: Indy ORP: Brad Coleman race report

Coleman Knocked Out of Top Indy Finish Joe Gibbs Racing Driver Taken Out on Lap 69 Indianapolis, IN (July 30, 2007) -- After posting a ninth place qualifying spot and running in the Top 10 for the first third of the race, 19 year-old Brad ...

Coleman Knocked Out of Top Indy Finish
Joe Gibbs Racing Driver Taken Out on Lap 69

Indianapolis, IN (July 30, 2007) -- After posting a ninth place qualifying spot and running in the Top 10 for the first third of the race, 19 year-old Brad Coleman was making good progress in his first run at O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis. That is, until he was wedged into the wall by the No. 41 car.

"I was all the way up to his front wheels with a clean pass and he drove me into the wall," said Coleman. "All anyone has to do is watch the video and the rest is pretty obvious. Even members of his own crew came up and apologized to me following the race but I have not heard from the driver."

The No. 18 Carino's Italian Grill crew worked on the damaged car and got Coleman back on the track nine laps down which is where he was able to finish in the 31st spot.

"It really hurts when a totally unnecessary move takes you out, especially after my team had worked their tails off to give me the opportunity to score another Top 5, Top 10 at the worst," said Coleman. "I am very proud of my teams' efforts to get me back out on the track so we could finish the race."

Coleman ended by stating "We will pack this great JGR team up and head to the road courses of Montreal and Watkins Glen where I expect to do very well."

-credit: jgr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Brad Coleman
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing