CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals
Harrowing start to the season for Todd
“Yeah, I’m fine, just upset,” said a disappointed Todd. “It was either the A-Arm or the front wing that collapsed and it just took off to the right. I could feel it move after passing the finish line when something broke, but now watching the video something did collapse. It’s just unfortunate. It was a good car and we’ll just have to pull out the backup car and see what we can do from here.”
Todd’s teammate and personal good friend, Morgan Lucas felt for his colleague in his demise and now Lucas’ biggest concern is for Todd with three qualifying rounds remaining. Lucas recorded a time of 4.557 seconds at a speed of 322.42 mph, placing him in the No. 8 position.
“Our run was fine, but that’s irrelevant to be honest with you right now,” said a sympathetic Lucas. “J.R. is one of my best friends. When it’s someone you’re that you’re that close to; it hits home. It was his first run with us and testing went great for him in
“It was very much like the situation when I flipped the Baja car on its side in
Todd’s run will be included in the lineup as per NHRA rules states the mishap occurred past the finish line placing him in the No. 11 qualifying position with a time of 4.575 seconds, 294.18 mph.
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