Race: After starting 38th, Belmont continued to battle handling issues with none of the changes making a significant reaction to the No. 1 Year One Ford Taurus. Despite the handling challenges, Belmont was able to complete the race completing 111...
Race: After starting 38th, Belmont continued to battle handling issues with none of the changes making a significant reaction to the No. 1 Year One Ford Taurus. Despite the handling challenges, Belmont was able to complete the race completing 111 of 115 laps good enough for 32nd in the finishing results. Without any major damage, Belmont and the ABM team will be able to work on the car and bring it back in August hoping for a top-ten finish.
Andy Belmont, driver of the No. 1 Year One Ford Taurus:
On Nashville Finish: "Obviously 32nd isn't something to be proud of, but we did finish the race. We brought a new car to the track and just fought with it all weekend. We didn't have the opportunity to come down here and test, we probably should have. The main thing we learned is what the car didn't react to and we'll go back over our notes and try for a better finish in August."
On The Climb In The Point Standings: "We didn't gain a whole lot, but it's better than falling further back. With the amount of entries we are seeing right now, it's crucial to get as many points as we can both in the driver and car owner standings."
On The Next Race, Salem: "I'm ready for Salem. I love that track and I think I can win. Horsepower doesn't mean anything. Your car could be torn up and you can still win. It's the first short track event of the season and I'm excited, Salem here we come."
Barry Owen, crew chief of the No. 1 Year One Ford Taurus:
On Nashville: "We struggled no doubt about that. We'll take the car back to the shop, look at the things that helped a little and what didn't and we'll just try for bigger results when we come back later in the season. The car is in one piece. There were several wrecked cars in the garage at the end of the race, everyone's glad we weren't one of them."
On The Next Race, Salem: "Everyone's ready to go to Salem. We all know we can run good there. We ran very well on all of the short tracks last year. If we didn't get tangled into a wreck or something, we finished in the top ten. The team needs a boost, and a top ten would really help that."