Valvoline Pontiac Crew Chief James Ince On NASCAR Rules ...
Valvoline Pontiac Crew Chief James Ince On NASCAR Rules
#10 Valvoline Pontiac Crew Chief James Ince could only shake his head Friday morning in Daytona when NASCAR, for the second time this week, made a rule change concerning the rear spoilers. Ford teams will be allowed to take another quarter-inch off, and the Dodge makes will be allowed to do the same. The new ruling was utilized during the hour-long practice session on Friday and will be during Saturday's session leading up to the Daytona 500 on Sunday. NASCAR granted Ford the same concession last Sunday.
Ince Rule Reaction:
"I'm still confused. I don't know what to think. The only thing I have figured for sure is that it doesn't matter what we say about the rules.
"The worst part of the Ford deal, even if they need the spoiler, is that on the racetrack we can't draft with them because their spoilers are so small. Their cars are so clean that each time they shave off their spoiler it makes them faster and hurts our cars more because it makes our cars slower.
"We are done complaining. We are done whining. Maybe at some point it might be time for us to build a different make of car or do something different, but that is a car owner decision. At this point, we are just going to go work on our race car and go win a race on Sunday."
Ince On The Valvoline Pontiac:
"Our car has been good in every single practice. But, when it has come time to qualify we have stunk and when it has come time to race we have stunk. We haven 't changed anything and that's happening. I think we won't have that problem on Sunday. I still believe, even though we will start 39th, that we can go and win the Daytona 500. So we are going to do everything we can to get that done."