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Early Race Contact in Charlotte for Rinnai Team

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 08:  Cole Whitt, driver of the #35 Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters Ford, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 8, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, NC – OCTOBER 08: Cole Whitt, driver of the #35 Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters Ford, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 8, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images)

Cole Whitt
No. 35 Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters Ford
Started: 39th
Finished: 38th

“Definitely not the day we were hoping for. We had contact right off the bat at the start of the race, and that affected the handling of the car the rest of the day. And eventually a fuel pump issue knocked us out. Not the day we wanted for our Rinnai team.”