Cullin Park Talks Lightning Delay & P8 in East Rutherford

Did you guys go all the way in which again to the pits?
No, we simply stayed proper behind the gate, principally, within the tunnel. It was simply bizarre since you’re simply ready, and nobody actually is aware of what’s happening. Then there was lightning and rain, so that you’re like, are we even going to race tonight? Clearly, I needed to race. It type of labored into my favor, simply having that break for in-between the LCQ and primary. You by no means need to be within the LCQ. Total although, the primary occasion, I simply type of caught to my laps. I knew with the mud, everybody can be happening. I made two passes on the final lap and obtained myself into eighth, so I used to be fairly proud of it.

Was it troublesome to prepare for the race bodily, get your coronary heart charge up? Did you jog round in any respect?
Yeah. I used to be sitting down there making an attempt to do leaping jacks since you get into that zone of simply enjoyable and virtually getting drained, as a result of clearly it was getting late too. We didn’t begin the race till 10:30, and, shoot, I’m usually asleep by then. [Laughs] I needed to get myself all overvalued. I used to be really asking for some caffeine. I wanted one thing to get going. [Laughs] Clearly it ended up understanding properly for me.

As you talked about, the LCQ isn’t perfect. Having somewhat little bit of an additional break, did that type of assist calm the nerves? Take a breather, catch your breath, let’s go for this primary occasion? That was a little bit of a busy evening there, going to the LCQ and every part. You needed to work your approach by way of it, too. Crimson flag restart as properly.
Dude, actually. I had my finest day going. I certified eighth, which is my finest ever, so I’m stoked going into the evening. First lap of the warmth race, I bent my entrance brake rotor. So, I had no entrance brake so I’m going backwards. Didn’t make it clearly, and I’m like, dude, no approach that is occurring. Then obtained into the LCQ and made the go into fourth, after which they threw the pink flag. I used to be crapping my pants as a result of simply with the staggered begin and being in fourth in an LCQ, you clearly have the largest goal in your again. So I’m like, I’m about to get murdered out right here.