The two-car team of Front Row Motorsports looks to make their mark this weekend at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
FRM has two full-time cars in the series, with the No. 34 driven by Landon Cassill, and the No. 38 driven by David Ragan. Both drivers noted the sticky substance noted as “VHT” would come into play this weekend at New Hampshire.
David Ragan on New Hampshire
“I think for the first race at New Hampshire, we fought trying to chase the VHT all weekend,” Ragan said.
“They applied it and reapplied it, and the lines moved around, and that was a challenge for us. New Hampshire is a track that is really line-sensitive. When you get the VHT there, it’s making grip, but it’s going away during the race.”
Ragan noted the car has to be variable to make it competitive throughout the race.
“You’ve got to have some adjustability in the race car. You’ve got to be able to move around. I felt like we were restricted to just running a certain groove during the race. So, we’ve talked about a different approach to the weekend, and I think we can have a better run in our Camping World/Good Sam Ford.”
Landon Cassill on New Hampshire
No. 34 driver, Landon Cassill said they are coming off a really good day, with a good finish at Chicago, and hope to keep that momentum going to New Hampshire.”
“We had a pretty good finish there in July, and I think we can even improve on that,” Cassill said.
“I think we can qualify better and be better the first half of the race. In July, I felt like we made some good adjustments, and the car was at its best the second half of the race. It was pretty darn good. So, if we can start the race from that point and work from there, hopefully we’ll have an even better finish.”
Like his No. 38 teammate, Ragan said, Cassill also agreed that the VHT application helped the track and the race.
“I thought the VHT they applied to the track made the racing better. It still raced the same way New Hampshire always races, but maybe passing was a little bit better. And that’s good for these cars. Passing at New Hampshire is definitely tough. But we were able to run down on the bottom and get some grip on exit. It made for a good race, and I’m looking forward to going back.”