Loudon II: Red Bull Race Team race report

ONLY BLACK MAGIC AT THIS MILE Just as Scott Speed began to feel better Sunday morning, that ill feeling returned hours later in the form of a wrecked race car. In the opening laps of Sunday's race at New Hampshire, Speed's No. 82 Red Bull Toyota...

ONLY BLACK MAGIC AT THIS MILE

Just as Scott Speed began to feel better Sunday morning, that ill feeling returned hours later in the form of a wrecked race car. In the opening laps of Sunday's race at New Hampshire, Speed's No. 82 Red Bull Toyota sustained enough damage during contact with the No. 09 that the team spent 80-plus laps in the garage. He returned and gained seventh positions, finishing 36th.

Teammate Reed Sorenson endured his own tale of woe, only his Sylvania 300 was spent chasing speed and the right handling combination around the flat, 1.058-mile track. He finished 27th — one of four cars scored one lap down.

Scott Speed, driver, No. 82: "Overall it was an exciting weekend. I haven't been sick in years so to wake up all of a sudden with a migraine and then become ill right before first practice on Saturday was surprising to me. After practice, I went to the infield care center where I got fluids, but had to sit out for happy hour. I'm thankful that Aric (Almirola) could step in to fill the sit for that practice. It was good to get another set of eyes and opinions on the way the car was running."

"Come race time, I felt better but we had the battle of starting deep in the field and that put us in the position to potentially be caught up in something, and we did. The guys worked really hard to get the car back on the track, which allowed us to continue to learn throughout the race."

Reed Sorenson, driver, No. 83: "The car had no front grip and we fought to find speed most of the day. The crew tried all they could to find the right combo in the car — wedge, air pressure and track bar adjustments — but nothing seemed to work."

"It was a tough day considering the momentum we had coming off of Bristol (15th) and Atlanta (14th). But there's no reason we can't get it back this week at Dover, where the 83 car's been strong in the past."

+ UP NEXT AAA 400, Sunday, September 26, Dover International Speedway, Dover, Del.

-source: rbrt

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Scott Speed , Reed Sorenson