Daryl Harr’s Raceday Cut Short

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Daryl Harr turns laps during practice at Phoenix International Raceway. Harr's day ended on lap 21.

 

By Dominic Aragon
TheRacingExperts.com Reporter
March 2, 2014
theracingexperts@aol.com

 

 

PHOENIX, Ariz.—The first race of the season ended prematurely for Daryl Harr after contact with Brad Keselowski Saturday.

Harr, who was running the No. 87 iWorld Chevrolet for JD Motorsports, was tagged by Brad Keselowski in turn one. Harr backed the car into the wall, and ended the race for the St. Albert, Alberta native.

Harr told The Racing Experts he was fine after being checked and released from the medical center.

“It’s your typical turn one crash at Phoenix—a long slide followed by a hard hit,” said Harr.

But the 31-year-old said he is looking forward to next week, and continuing to run a limited schedule for JD Motorsports.

“We’ll be up in [Las] Vegas next week; thankfully we have a brand new car going there,” said Harr. “We’re going to be down in California at the end of the month, so excited for those two events.”

Keselowski, who started on pole and led nine laps, ran into Harr on lap 21, sending his car into the wall. Keselowski received minor damage to his Discount Tire Ford from the on-track ordeal.

“It’s unfortunate,” said Keselowski post-race from the media center. “We were going through lap traffic. There’s a speed differential… [and I] was trying to get through as fast as we could… I got loose, made a move.

“I feel bad for guys like that… they are trying to make it in the sport, and it’s not easy to do. I’ve been in those shoes.”