IRL: Loudon Roberto Guerrero Race Report

Pennzoil Race Report Indy Racing League Pennzoil 200 New Hampshire International Speedway August 17, 1997 For More Information Contact: Al Larsen Cohn & Wolfe 404-880-5267 ...

Pennzoil Race Report Indy Racing League Pennzoil 200 New Hampshire International Speedway August 17, 1997 For More Information Contact: Al Larsen Cohn & Wolfe 404-880-5267 Guerrero Takes Sixth in Pennzoil 200 Pennzoil Pagan driver Roberto Guerrero turned in his best finish of 1997 Sunday in the Pennzoil 200 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Guerrero, who started 10th, battled with his car's set-up and a changing race track to finish sixth. It is Guerrero's best finish since the Indy Racing League (IRL) switched to new cars and engines for 1997, and matches the veteran driver's sixth place posting here a year ago. "That was a long, long day," Guerrero said. "We just hung in there and drove it as fast as it would go. We just never quite got the Pennzoil car comfortable all day. It was really loose at one end, and so tight at the other. But we brought it home in the top 10. We'll just have to go get them at Vegas." Las Vegas Motor Speedway wraps up the 10-race IRL season under the lights on October 11. In NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series action over the weekend, Pennzoil Dodge driver Tony Raines survived a freak mid-race incident to finish 11th in the Federated Auto Parts 250 at Nashville Speedway. Raines started 24th, and moved to 11th by the half-time break. But, after returning to the lineup for the second half re-start, Raines came together with Bryan Reffner on the front straightaway under caution. The contact was severe enough to retire Reffner and destroy the front body-work on the Pennzoil Dodge. Once the Roehrig Motorsports crew removed the damaged pieces, Raines returned to the track. He ended the event one lap down in 11th position. Next up the for the series is the Parts America 150 on the road course at Watkins Glen. The race begins at 2 p.m. and airs live on ESPN. ###

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Roberto Guerrero , Tony Raines , Bryan Reffner