TrueCar Racing Rookie Katherine Legge Finishes 15th at Texas Motor Speedway
(PressMethod) - Tonight's IZOD IndyCar Series Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway was Katherine Legge's chance to get back in her No. 6 TrueCar Dragon Racing Chevrolet after having to sit out last weekend's Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. She and her Dragon Racing teammate, Sebastien Bourdais, are forced to split their upcoming races until a second Chevrolet engine lease becomes available to the team.
"I was just excited to get back on the track in my TrueCar machine and get more laps behind me," said Legge. "It was very tough to experience Belle Isle last weekend as a spectator and not as a competitor, so I'm just happy to have been racing again this weekend. A lack of testing has been our story all year, and this weekend was no different since all the other teams had tested here and I had to do my rookie oval test before we could start the first practice."
The UK native was allowed to take the track before her fellow drivers yesterday to complete her rookie test. Nine minutes later she was cleared by INDYCAR president of competition Beaux Barfield to compete on all ovals. That was the extent of her Texas testing program before taking on the 1.5-mile 24-degree banked oval at Texas Motor Speedway for practice and qualifying. The TrueCar Racing driver and her Dragon Racing team managed to get in 51 laps of practice before her qualifying run. Legge went on to qualify 22nd in the field, with a two-lap average of 210.543 miles per hour.
Disclaimer: If you have any questions regarding information in these press releases please contact the company listed in the press release. Please do not contact PressMethod. We will be unable to assist you with your inquiry. PressMethod disclaims any content contained in these release.