IRL: Kansas: Rick Treadway race notes

Treadway retires early with mechanical problems. Kansas City: Rookie Rick Treadway suffered a mechanical failure that forced him out of the Ameristar Casino 200 on lap 101. He finished 23rd in his ...

Treadway retires early with mechanical problems.

Kansas City: Rookie Rick Treadway suffered a mechanical failure that forced him out of the Ameristar Casino 200 on lap 101. He finished 23rd in his #55 Sprint Indy Racing entry for Treadway-Hubbard Racing.

"We just can't get a break," said Treadway. "We put in a fresh motor for the race and then we had a fuel pressure problem in the morning warm up. The guys did a great job getting that sorted out before the race. But then I could feel something tightening up in the back of the car around lap 50. We were going sour for about 50 laps before it went totally away. I'm not sure what broke, whether it's something in the motor or the bell housing or what. It's really disappointing. We needed a good run especially in Kansas City and for Sprint in their hometown."

The next race is the Firestone Indy 200 from the Nashville Superspeedway on July 20th and can be seen at 8:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN2.

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Drivers Rick Treadway