FRM Post-Race Report - Phoenix

Michael McDowell
No. 34 Dockside Ford Mustang
Started: 27th | Finished: 36th
"I just came off the corner and I noticed that the throttle pedal was gone. I knew I was in trouble at that point because it was still wide-open, so I tried hitting the ignition and jumping on the brakes and did everything I could to keep it up against the wall and try not to make a big mess. I was trying not to run into the car in front of me, which I think was Menard. I was just jamming on the brakes as hard as I could to try to get it to slow down and not take a bunch of people with me. It was an unfortunate day, but all we can do is look ahead to Fontana and try to have a strong finish.”
Matt Tifft
No. 36 Tunity/Surface Sunscreen Ford Mustang
Started: 30th | Finished: 20th
"It was a great overall day for our No. 36 Tunity/Surface Sunscreen Ford Mustang. I felt like we gained on every stop and point in the race. Mike [Kelley] made some great calls that kept us in the hunt for the lucky dog position to get back on the lead lap at many points during the race. We ended up with a very solid top-20 finish with even faster speed than that at the end."
David Ragan
No. 38 Select Blinds Ford Mustang
Started: 29th | Finished: 25th
"That was a hard fought day for our Select Blinds Ford. I felt like we made some good adjustments and could have contended for a top-20, but when my teammate Michael [McDowell] had his mechanical issues, I got some damage on my nose and we never could rebound from that. We worked on it every pit stop, but still had some big holes on the front end. We were fortunate that our engine ran the rest of the race and we were able to finish, so it was a small victory to not have a DNF, but I certainly wanted more."

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