Sebastien Bourdais drove the No. 18 Team SealMaster – Dale Coyne Vasser-Sullivan car to an eighth place finish today in the DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. Bourdais qualified a TMS best and season high third. Starting from the inside of row two on the challenging 1.5-mile D-shaped oval, Bourdais ran in the top-10 the vast majority of the race and in the top-six for much of it, including leading three laps. If not for a couple of unlucky breaks, the result could easily have been in the top-five.
“We finished eighth and got some good championship points, but obviously we were hoping for a lot better. The No. 18 SealMaster Honda was good. I think we had a top-five car. The guys did a good job with the pit stops. We had a strategy that could have worked, but the yellows worked against us. Honestly, I am not really sure what happened. We’ll just have to sit down and take a look at the race and get it figured out.”