Sunday, Dec 03

Ford Performance NASCAR: Almirola and Preece Fontana Accident Quotes

ARIC ALMIROLA, No. 10 Smithfield Ford Mustang – “I took off on the restart and went from second to third gear and all of a sudden everybody in front of us just stopped.  I think the leader was just playing games, trying to prevent the runs coming from behind and they stopped in the middle of the restart zone was right about where they should have been accelerating.  It was just a huge accordion effect.  We were back in 16th, so everybody just started stacking up and you can’t stop on a dime.  It’s disappointing to get wrecked out of the race like that on a silly Mickey Mouse restart, but I should have known better.”


RYAN PREECE, No. 41 Ford Mustang – “It’s kind of stupid, to be honest with you on a professional level and we all wreck on a restart.  I don’t know what happened, but just a victim of circumstances.  It sucks.  I was racing around Aric and we were just trying to be smart and get to the end of the race.  Something like that, you're not expecting everyone to wreck coming to the restart line.  It’s unfortunate.  That adjustment could have gotten us a lot better and we could have kept on making little gains.  That was our goal, not to beat ourselves and just be there in the last 50 or 60.  That’s why we stayed out that run, to see what our car would do in clean air and if we needed to work on it, which we did, and I felt like we just kept on making it better and better.  It’s really a bad ending for this HaasTooling Ford Mustang, and even Aric, so we just have to go to Vegas and be on offense and start digging out of this hole we’re in right now.” 

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