Kennedy reflects on Sonoma,
planning more races
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Alex Kennedy (33) leads Josh Wise and others in Sunday’s race at Sonoma.
By Dominic Aragon
June 26, 2014
Despite a DNF at Sonoma Raceway, Alex Kennedy is looking towards the near-future.
The 22 year-old driver, who made his second start of the season Sunday, finished 39th, six laps down.
“We got stuck being the only car two laps down again,” Kennedy said on social media. “We pitted under green, leader passed us on pit road and then the caution flew.
“[I] never had a wave-around opportunity and couldn't get one lap back, then the rear end gear blew up with two to-go. Disappointing day for sure.”
But the New Mexico native isn’t done racing in the Sprint Cup Series this season. With at least one more race scheduled, Kennedy and Circle Sport Racing might be partnering for more races.
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Alex Kennedy's No. 33 car at Sonoma.
“We’re definitely in talks with [Circle Sport] trying to do as many more Cup races as we can,” Kennedy said. “We will be running Watkins Glen in August, and we’re also working on races in between and after then.”
Kennedy told The Racing Experts he has “bounced around from team-to-team,” but wants to be a part of the Circle Sport Racing team.
“[I’d like to] develop a relationship and become part of the team,” Kennedy said.
But whether he races once more this season, or has more events planned, Kennedy is appreciative of the opportunity to run at NASCAR’s top level and represent New Mexico as the state’s only driver in Cup.
“There’s so many people in New Mexico that have been backing me up for as long as I can remember,” Kennedy said. “It’s great to be able to represent the state… I wish New Mexico has a bigger motorsports background and foundation.”