Mac Tools U.S. Nationals
Gray shifts focus after qualifying
Gray is a seasoned pro and knew that the new car was going to take some fine tuning. But after three days of trying to qualify at the all important race, it has become apparent to Gray that he and his crew have bigger problems that will require more than fine tuning. He ran a 6.79, 6.69, 6.70, 6.70 and a 6.72, which showed them they had a reoccurring problem. And after some study they discover that it wasnít the car that need fine tuning, it was their engine.
ďThe car absolutely worked wonderful,Ē explained Gray. ďItís a brand new Rick Jones car and itís flawless. Iím ecstatic about the car. We were on the top of the sheet on every run for the first half of the track. Weíve just got some kind of fuel delivery problem or something binding up thatís causing the car to drop off in mile per hour in the back half. Itís not performing in the back half of the track but Larry (Morgan) thinks there may be some kind of issue in the engine we weíre running. So, heís going to take it back and put it on the dyno and weíre going to try another motor for
ďWeíre real excited about the new deal and we think it will be fast. But we are very disappointed now because we felt that the car was so good in testing. And then we put our race motor in it and we donít know whatís going on. We donít know what to think. But weíre going to drop another bullet in it and try it again.Ē
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