FORT WORTH, TX – Heading into Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600 at the Texas Motor Speedway, Carlin was beaming with joy. In the second race last weekend in Belle Isle, Charlie Kimball and Max Chilton finished eighth and 11th respectively. They were finally starting to get some luck to go their way and the improvements from all season were showing.
If they were happy about that, they’ll certainly be happy with how this weekend’s race on the high banked 1.5-mile track went.
Kimball, brought his No. 23 Chevrolet home 10th for his 52nd career top 10 finish. Chilton, would bring his No. 59 Chevrolet home 12th for another dual top 12 runs. Chilton, started last and had a miserable Friday deal with problems on his car all day. To rebound like he did says something.
Think about this, the only other Chevy to finish ahead of Kimball was Simon Pagenaud, Only Spencer Pigot finished ahead of Chilton.
Overall, Carlin had the top overall finishes among their teams for Chevy.
Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing had great nights too. Graham Rahal started 20th in the 22 car field and would bring his No. 15 Honda home sixth for his eighth top 10 finish in nine races in 2018. He didn’t like the way his car felt on Friday and here he is coming home P6. He’s now sixth in the standings heading to Road America is two weeks.
His teammate Takuma Sato finished one spot behind Rahal in seventh for a dual top 10 result for the organization on Saturday night. That’s the second time this season that they’ve done that as the other was in Barber when Rahal and Sato finished seventh and eighth respectively.
It was a win for either organization but they can hang cowboy hats on it.