Daytona Race Quotes

Daytona377x240 Jack Roush Jr. and Billy Johnson talk about their season-opening Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race at Daytona International Speedway last Friday. Quotes courtesy of Ford Racing.

JACK ROUSH JR. – No. 61 Mustang, ROUSH® Performance – (finished 66th, qualified 4th) WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE CAR GOING BEHIND THE WALL? “We had a little bit of contact with a car out there and I think it interfered with the cooling ducts, causing the oil and water temperatures to shoot up.”

BILLY JOHNSON – No. 61 ROUSH® Performance Mustang – (finished 66th, qualified 4th) “Unfortunately we weren’t able to finish but, Jack [Roush Jr.] showed a lot of speed. He was able to move up to second place and he did an awesome job. We wanted to have a better result, but we ran into some problems. I’m not sure what happened to the motor. The team is showing that the car is capable of doing well and we look forward to going to the next race to have that results show for it.”

WHAT DID YOU LEARN TODAY THAT YOU CAN APPLY TO THE NEXT RACE AND THE ENTIRE SEASON? “I think the biggest concern right now is fixing whatever happened to prevent us from finishing this race. Then with the continued speed that we showed, the result will come from that.”

DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU MIGHT HAVE AN ANSWER ABOUT THE MOTOR? “I’m not sure. The team will take the Mustang back and work with Roush Yates guys to find out what happened.”

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ROUSH Performance, a division of Roush Enterprises, designs, engineers and manufactures completely assembled pre-titled vehicles, aftermarket performance parts, and superchargers for the global performance enthusiast market. Based in Plymouth Township, Michigan, ROUSH Performance was founded in 1995 by motorsports legend Jack Roush.
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