Ross Chastain had the lead for most of the race at Fontana. Kyle Busch, however, was more concrete in the end and managed to "steal" the victory. Ross Chastain talked about his impressions after the race and the main problem.
“He got faster. I don’t know. Our balance was building loosely most of the day, so I thought we did everything right. We kept up with it. It would just build pretty loose late in the runs. And at times, it was enough, and at times it got way better.
I felt like we were the steady force – our Kubota Chevy was,”. It was not easy for Chastain to bear this 'defeat', but he is happy about the team's progress. "To start off this year, the way we have is a 180 from last year when it was not like this.
So as much as it stings, as much as it does hurt, hats off to Chevrolet for a top four there, and (I’m) pumped to be in this position with Trackhouse. For our first crack at the big tracks here, it’s all we can ask for.
We will regroup and study and be back next week,”.
Daniel Suarez and his impressions
His teammate, Daniel Suarez is happy after all. “I’m very, very proud of everyone at Trackhouse Racing. They keep building very fast race cars, and it’s a lot of fun to race like this.
My No. 99 Freeway Insurance Chevy team did a great job on pit road with strategy and adjustments,” Daniel Suarez said. Daniel Suarez seems to be angry with himself because of certain moments during the race. “I feel like I made a few mistakes today that maybe cost us a shot at the win, feel like our car was capable of running up front, but I just made too many mistakes..
Ijust have to clean up a few things on my end, and I’m sure we’ll come back next weekend with another shot,” Daniel Suarez concluded.