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Scott Speed Suffers Mechanical Issues in Rounds 2 & 3 in Daytona Beach

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June 21, 2015

Race One
– Speed started on the outside of the last row during Heat 2A during this morning’s session, he eventually fought his way through the field to sit in the second position until suffering a failure to the No. 41 machine.

 

– The failure forced the California-native to retire early for the day and not race in the first of two events of the Global Rallycross double-header weekend.

 

We only did one real run this morning and only got in four laps until something failed on the SHARK WEEK Beetle. It’s definitely not a great feeling not being able to race today. We came into this double-header weekend after having so much momentum from Austin, so it hurts a little. We were quick this morning, so we know the speed is there, but these things happen in racing so all we can do is look forward. Big thanks to the entire crew, I know the Volkswagen Andretti team has been working hard to get our Beetle back out there, so we’ll see what happens for tomorrow.

 

Race two
– Speed started Round 3 of the Global Rallycross Series with a mechanic issue prior to today’s qualifying run. The 32-year-old went on to finish in the third position in Semifinal 1A, securing a spot in the main event.

 

– The California-native retired early in race two after losing the front suspension due to an on-track collision – Speed finished in the ninth position.

 

Just an all around unlucky weekend for the whole Volkswagen Andretti team, we just couldn’t catch a break. We had such high hopes coming into this double-header weekend, but nothing went our way. We know we have the speed and we know we can win, so to come out here and not show it definitely hurts. At least we know what we need to work on with the SHARK WEEK Beetle during our week off before North Carolina and fingers crossed we can put on a good show there. Big thanks to the crew who worked incredibly hard to get Tanner (Foust) and I back on-track all weekend, all we can do now is work on getting those points back and bump us back up in the championship standings.

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