IRL: Atlanta Kelley Racing race report

Some Days You Eat Bear, Some Days the Bear Eats You Kelley Racing driver's Mark Dismore and Scott Sharp each had strong race cars, but the "racing god's" did not favor team Kelley tonight. Mark Dismore ran in the top three, leading 4...

Some Days You Eat Bear, Some Days the Bear Eats You

Kelley Racing driver's Mark Dismore and Scott Sharp each had strong race cars, but the "racing god's" did not favor team Kelley tonight. Mark Dismore ran in the top three, leading 4 times, before his motor exploded while running second. Dismore's tires became oiled, and the OnStar pilot safely guided the car to a stop. Delphi driver, Scott Sharp's gearbox exploded on the start; resulting in a 12 minute pit stop for repairs. Sharp finished 16th and Dismore 18th.

Mark Dismore #28 OnStar/GM BuyPower/Bryant Oldsmobile: "The OnStar car was awesome again; we for sure had a top three car. The motor just blew up without any warning. Our pit stops were great, and we would have been in the hunt. I'm just thankful when the motor blew we were able to keep it out of the wall."

Scott Sharp #8 Delphi/Futaba/Worldcom Oldsmobile: "On the start, I went to shift into third and the gearbox just exploded. The Delphi guys did a great job repairing it, but it's real unfortunate because our car was fast. We're still fourth in points, so it wasn't as bad as it could have been."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Scott Sharp , Mark Dismore