Preparation. It’s something that Cadillac Racing has always placed an emphasis on.

For Utah, we had tested a month earlier so we entered the event confident we would do well and that the handling on our Cadillac ATS-V.R Coupe would be maximized. We were prepared.

When the Balance of Performance was announced, we learned we would find ourselves in a more challenging situation than at Mid-Ohio. As a team we knew we would need to rely upon that preparation in order to do well.

For Utah we decided to switch things up and let Ricky qualify. In order to get him prepared, every set of stickers used in practice went to him. For pretty much each practice session we were second or third, not sure we expected to stay up there.

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