beyond that there was not much to get excited about after how the day ended. I am not happy about the finishing position, but I am not looking at blame, today was just a rough race. Sometimes they go your way, sometimes they don't. Obviously, it wasn't Pruett's intention to take us completely out of the race, or himself of course. I think he was just trying to be aggressive in getting by, and just that little bit of aggression didn't end well for either of us."
Today's DNF (Did Not Finish) was the first for GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing at New Jersey Motorsports Park and second in a row this season after being sidelined with mechanical issues in last month's Grand Prix of Miami. GAINSCO won at NJMP in 2010 and finished third in last year's race.
Next up for GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing and the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series is the inaugural Chevrolet GRAND-AM 200 at Belle Isle in Detroit, June 1 - 2. That weekend's featured two-hour sprint race can be seen live on SPEED, Saturday, June 3, at 5 p.m. EDT/2 p.m. PDT.
"Qualifying will be really important there," Gurney said. "We learned some things this weekend about how to make the tires last for a full stint and that should help at all of the races in the future. Today's race was coming to us, I seemed to have a little something for them, but it ended up being a complete disappointment."