Yesterday was a difficult day for Robert Phelps and the crew of the Miller Lite #1 car at the Oxford Plains Speedway. Phelps posted a great qualifier, which landed him 4th for the A-Main race. His team was ecstatic, after finishing top 5 at Evergreen Speedway, Phelps and team were seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. The start of this season was not smooth sailing for them and the win at Evergreen propelled them from 28th to 15th in the standings. The high this team was on leading into the race yesterday was huge. Unfortunately it couldn’t last, in the first lap of the race yesterday Phelps was bumped in the driver side corner of his car and it caused him to veer off track. When he tried to get going again the Miller Lite branded blue and yellow car just wouldn’t turn like it should. Phelps was forced to retire the race only seconds after the race had started. We had a chance to sit down with Robert Phelps after the race for a few questions:
Reporter: Thanks for talking with us today, let’s jump right into it. Can you describe what happened yesterday at Oxford Plains?
Phelps: I don’t really know, I just know I took a bit of a sideswipe and after that I couldn’t steer enough to the left. I went off the track and into the dirt.
Reporter: Are you feeling okay after the hit?
Phelps: Oh yeah, I’m fine. The hit didn’t feel like much, that’s what’s so frustrating about it.
Reporter: Has your crew fixed the problems with your car?
Phelps: They were working on it last night and into this morning. I’m not sure where it’s at yet, but I hope it can be ready for qualifying at Berlin tonight.
Reporter: Thanks again for joining us, that’s all my questions for now.
Phelps: Thanks for having me.