Max Chilton: “It was just an absolutely crazy race”

by Paul Hensby

Max Chilton endured a tough race at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday evening, ending five laps adrift of race winner Graham Rahal after twice spinning in avoiding action as others crashed.

The Chip Ganassi Racing driver was the last of those who finished due to the incidents after avoiding crashes for Ed Carpenter and for Mikhail Aleshin and Jack Hawksworth at the 1.5-mile oval.

Chilton was struggling with the balance of his car throughout the race, but was happy to be able to see the chequered flag at the end of a crazy day.

“It was just an absolutely crazy race,” revealed Chilton. “It was two, three and sometimes four wide out there.

“I was struggling with the balance of the Gallagher car all night. We took three and a half turns of front wing out and it still didn’t feel right. I was struggling to get the car to feel right especially when we ran in a pack – it was just so neutral.

“There were times in clear air when we were quick, but on a whole it was a bit of a poor day. On the other side of things, we finished and ran all the laps and got good experience under our belts.”

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