Jon Fogarty: “I feel like we have a good handle on the balance of the GAINSCO car at this point and we’re capable of making the car behave as we wish. Now we just need to figure out what sort of balance will be best to set the fastest lap time tomorrow. We need to run quick in the morning to set ourselves up well for the qualifying race, because we don’t want to force a situation where we have to overtake the field, like the one we faced at VIR. Tomorrow morning will be absolutely critical. The competition is tough as always, and we’ll have a fight on our hands. Unfortunately, the chance to the curbing has made Laguna more of a horsepower track, as no car is capable of going quickly through a corner covered in gravel. Whoever can get from one gravel-covered corner to the next will have the greatest advantage. Our car comes up to speed quickly and brakes well, so I think the track conditions will suit us just fine."
Alex Gurney: “Today was a pretty productive day, and we needed it! Our setup from last year unfortunately didn’t transfer over because the track conditions have changed so much, so we really had to work at it. I think a lot of our competitors are finding the track quite a bit different too. Considering we only used one set of tires for the day, I think we’re in pretty good shape heading into the qualifying race."