Jack Hawksworth: “I had nowhere to go and got collected”

by Paul Hensby

Jack Hawksworth believed he could have had a better showing had he started the second part of the race at Texas Motor Speedway on the lead lap, but due to being two laps down, it was not to be.

The AJ Foyt Racing driver felt he had a decent car beneath him during the restarted race, which was postponed after 71 laps on 12 June due to inclement weather, but due to losing so much time in that first part of the race, it was an almost hopeless task to recover the ground, and ultimately it counted for nothing as he was caught up in a crash with Mikhail Aleshin.

“We had a pretty decent car which was good but started two laps down because of all that happened here last time,” said Hawksworth. “Disappointing. On another day where we started on the lead lap we would have had a strong result.”

Hawksworth admitted that he could do nothing in the crash that ended his evening’s work, with Aleshin spinning out on control ahead of him leaving him nowhere to go but straight into the wall.

“The car spun in directly in front of me and I had nowhere to go and got collected,” said Hawksworth.

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