Hendrick Motorsports Executive Vice President and General Manager Jeff Andrews apologized to Chip Ganassi Racing for the performance of Ganassi’s engines during Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The two teams share the same engines for their cars. While HMS ended the night win a win and thus breaking the record for most wins in the Cup history, CGS had a night to forget. Ross Chastin finished 37th in the race with 41 laps down and Kurt Busch could only complete 139 laps with engine issues, resulting in a last-place finish.
“We have made some corrections there and I do have to say that those are some of the toughest nights of all when you affect a great partner like we have in Chip Ganassi Racing and all their employees,” Andrews said in an interview with SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. “We owe an apology to them because we let them down in a big, big way with both of their cars over there the other night.”
After issuing an apology to CGS, the executive vice president said that they are already working towards making rectifications to the problems that affected CGR’s front-drive systems.
“We’ve made adjustments there and we’re moving forward,” Andrews said. “We’re working closely with those guys and staying in touch with them on exactly what happened. That was 100% on us.”