Sharp Perseveres to 12th in Milwaukee Battling handling issues, Scott Sharp was able to keep the ...
Sharp Perseveres to 12th in Milwaukee
Battling handling issues, Scott Sharp was able to keep the #8 Delphi Dallara out of trouble this afternoon to bring home a 12th -place result in the ABC Supply Company -- AJ Foyt 225 at The Milwaukee Mile. It was a character-building weekend for the team as they struggled throughout the three-day event with setup issues. Sharp currently sits 12th in the championship standings, eight points outside the top 10.
Sharp and the Delphi Fernandez Racing team will head to Michigan International Speedway next weekend for the Firestone Indy 500. The 200-lap/400-mile race will be broadcast live on ABC beginning at 3:30 pm ET on Sunday.
Scott Sharp - #8 Delphi Dallara/Honda/Firestone:
"Today culminates a real tough weekend for the whole Delphi Fernandez team. We just missed it this weekend. It wasn't from lack of work that's for sure. The guys came here with an all-new setup and, unfortunately, that just didn't pan out and the first [practice] session just sort of sent us scrambling trying to figure out what the car wanted. We made countless spring changes and all kinds of cross-weight and ride height changes and couldn't find the sweet spot of the car. On these kind of days, you just have to keep it out of trouble, keep it off the fence and try to get as many points as you can."
Tom Anderson, Owner/Managing Director:
"Obviously, with the results today for the Delphi Fernandez car, it was an extremely difficult weekend here in Milwaukee. We were quite a ways off on the setup coming in. We went down on laps early in the race but Scott persevered for us. We used the second half of the race as more of a testing session and were able to come away with some valuable information that we needed because, without being allowed to test during the season at the tracks where you are weak, those weaknesses still have a tendency to be there. Milwaukee is our Achilles heel and we will research and try it again next year. We'll go on to the banking next weekend at Michigan and look forward to a much more positive result there."