IRL: Atlanta Jeff Ward Race Report

Pagan Racing Kobalt Mechanics Tools 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway July 17, 1999 Post Race Driver: Jeff Ward Car: Pagan Racing No. 21 Dallara/Aurora/Goodyear Finished: 25th Jeff Ward made a fantastic start in...

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Kobalt Mechanics Tools 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway July 17, 1999 Post Race

Driver: Jeff Ward

Car: Pagan Racing No. 21 Dallara/Aurora/Goodyear

Finished: 25th Jeff Ward made a fantastic start in the Kobalt Mechanics Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday night, picking up two places on the first lap. But the team's luck soon turned sour as Jeff reported a loose condition at the rear of the car in the early going.

Two unscheduled pit stops dropped the team four laps off the pace by quarter distance. However, the Yahoo! team pressed on with Ward running just as fast as the leaders.

With the car performing perfectly, Jeff's run through the field was cut short when Steve Knapp lost control of his car directly in front of the Pagan Racing Yahoo! car. "Jeff had nowhere to go," said crew chief, Mitch Davis. "It was an unfortunate incident, but there was nothing Jeff could do. Jeff did a great job tonight."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Jeff Ward , Steve Knapp