Pruett "not exactly sure what took place" to cause wreck

Scott Pruett became the second full-course caution of the race when he slammed the inside concrete wall at the exit of Turn 1.

Pruett "not exactly sure what took place" to cause wreck
#14 3GT Racing Lexus RCF GT3: Scott Pruett, Ian James, Gustavo Menezes, Sage Karam
#14 3GT Racing Lexus RCF GT3: Scott Pruett, Ian James, Gustavo Menezes, Sage Karam
Scott Pruett, 3GT Racing
#14 3GT Racing Lexus RCF GT3: Scott Pruett, Ian James, Gustavo Menezes, Sage Karam
#14 3GT Racing Lexus RCF GT3: Scott Pruett, Ian James, Gustavo Menezes, Sage Karam

The No. 14 3GT Racing Lexus RCF GT3 was just logging laps when it snapped around on the veteran driver. Pruett was directly in front of one of the Corvettes when the rear came around on him and he punched the concrete wall that lines the pit exit lane.

“Well, we were just rolling around," explained Pruett. "The Lexus was running. We were just putting in the hours, you know? Not exactly sure what took place. We were racing pretty hard there in a group. It felt like I got just a little nudge from behind. It could have been just the air taken off the rear wing cause we were in a pack or something, but it snapped pretty hard, pretty quick down in turn one and unfortunately it got into the fence on the left hand side, so I don’t know if we’ll get going again.

"You just feel disappointed for all the guys, all the team, everybody that’s put this thing together and this is not how you want to start, so hopefully we’ll get back out there and get a little more running in and see what we can do.”

The No. 14 will not get back on track, officially retired from the event during the third hour. The sister No. 15 is currently running 12th in class

“Just disappointment," said Pruett when asked about what emotions he felt after the shunt. "There’s so many people here that are a part of this program that have put so much energy and effort into getting here and then to have something like this happen it’s just frustrating. It’s not how you want to get things going.”

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