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19 July 2022
Indianapolis USA USAC Triple Crown Champion Chris Windom will drive the #26 AP Driver Development / SamPierceChevrolet.com / LSI Racing Chevy Silver Crown car stepping in for Aaron Pierce at Thursday night's USAC Silver Crown race at Winchester Speedway, Sam Pierce Racing officials announced this afternoon.
“AP” advised team leadership this morning that he just “didn’t feel well” after dining out on Monday afternoon while relaxing at his home in Florida prior to this week’s race at Winchester.
As of Tuesday afternoon, he feels fine and has been cleared by doctors to compete but feels that handing the reins over to Windom is in the best interest for the SPR team.
Pierce said “This team is really on its A game now winning and leading races lately (leading the Little 500, winning at IRP with Tanner Swanson in June and Pierce dominating in Trans Am at Road America earlier in July) We’ve got Chris (Santucci, legendary crew chief) coming in to call the race with Dave (Newman) and Rusty (Callahan), Kaylee (Bryson) is coming to observe – everybody else (SPR staff) has worked so hard to get us fast, and I just don’t want to screw this up for them by not being 100%.”
Windom is USAC’s seventh Triple Crown Champion winning the 2017 USAC National Sprint Car Championship, the 2016 USAC Silver Crown Championship, and the 2020 National Midget Car championship. He is also a two-time Indiana Sprint Week (2011, 2018) and Eastern Storm (2017, 2018) champion, and a two-time winner of the Little 500 (2011, 2015). Chris has already visited the SPR shop in Indy and has been fitted to the car and is excited to race at Winchester. He is always fast in good equipment and should be one to watch on Thursday night.
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