IRL: Unser Jr. Atlanta race notes

Starting Position: 24th Finishing Position: 3rd Car: Galles ECR Racing Tickets.com Starz Encore Super Pak Al Unser Jr. Quote: "Well I want to start off by congratulating Greg Ray and Team Menard for a fantastic win. They took it and ran...

Starting Position: 24th
Finishing Position: 3rd
Car: Galles ECR Racing Tickets.com Starz Encore Super Pak

Al Unser Jr. Quote: "Well I want to start off by congratulating Greg Ray and Team Menard for a fantastic win. They took it and ran with it and they got the win. It was a long, tough race, but we hung in there and raced until the end and got our 3rd place finish. I think I passed about 10 cars on the first lap, and then my crew was so quick with my first pit stop that I came out in 3rd place after my stop. The whole Galles ECR crew did a fantastic job tonight and I can't say enough for their performance.

My car wasn't handling great throughout the race, so it was difficult to pass when I got up to a car, but we worked with it during the race, and we were able to make a run for 2nd place at the end, but I couldn't quite get by Buddy (Lazier). I tell you, these one and a half mile ovals are a blast, and the formula that the IRL uses is perfect for these tracks because it creates so much parody. The competition is so close, and it makes for great racing for the fans, the crews and the drivers.

I want to thank my sponsors Tickets.com and Starz Encore Super Pak for all they have done for us this season and for being such strong sponsors. We had about 500 people from Starz Encore in the stands tonight, and they saw a great show. The points race is extremely close now, and it looks like it is going to stay that way until the end of the season. Kentucky and Texas are going to produce some exciting racing, I can tell you that."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Greg Ray , Al Unser Jr.