Loudon Dave Marcis report

> FROM: DAVE MARCIS (HETJ54A) The bad luck seems to continue. We ran ok for first round qualifying and second round was rained out. None of us got any practice for the race so we had to look at our notes from last year and other tracks...

> FROM: DAVE MARCIS (HETJ54A)

The bad luck seems to continue. We ran ok for first round qualifying and second round was rained out. None of us got any practice for the race so we had to look at our notes from last year and other tracks to come up with a set up. When the race started, our chassis was off but not too bad. I figured there would be a lot of cautions so I hung around near the back waiting for a pit stop. When the stop came we made some adjustments..mainly tire pressures and seemed to hit the nail on the head. I got back out and the car drove great. I still stayed near the back of the first pack just waiting for the other guys tires to give up a little bit and felt I could start up throught the pack. I was going into turn one and the guys in the pits saw a puff of smoke. The next time around it blew. I still had the whole turn to make and my tires hit my own oil and around I went and tapped the wall. The damage to the car was not so bad that we couldn't fix it but the motor was blown so that was it. The motor in the car was brand new and built by my engine guy here. Usually we never have problems with his motors and we are stilll not sure what happened. The semi is going to Pocono right from Loudon and the car and the motor are still on the truck so we haven't had a chance to take a look at it. I felt we had a car that would have run good throughout the race as far as the chassis. We have been having chassis problems most of the year and when we get a time we don't something else goes wrong. I went to Talladega after Loudon on Monday to test for Childress. Tracks like Talladega you work all day just to make some very small gains. The cars at this point are pretty well dialed in for the super speedways so it is the little things that make a difference. Hopefully you can take all of the little gains here and there and end up with something. Thanks, Dave #71

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dave Marcis