Tuesday, they looked at how Bubba Wallace and Kasey Kahne did in the Overton’s 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. Wallace finished 23rd in the race, but Kligerman said this is notable after how poorly Wallace fared the previous week at Sonoma Raceway.
“They were terrible, I know because I actually out qualified Bubba Wallace and he ran behind me the whole time and I just knew he was struggling,” Kligerman said. “To go to a track he’s a little more comfortable at and get a solid top-25 finish, this is what you want to see out of this race team.”
Wallace and the No. 43 team head to Daytona this weekend where Wallace finished second in February’s Daytona 500. Since the 500, he was only one finish better than 16th (eighth at Texas).
“The expectations for this team have to be when they are on their best days they’re fighting for a top 15 and a top 20,” Kligerman said.Watch the above video for more on Kahne and his crew chief, Jon Leonard.