An actor-turned-racer, Francisco “Frankie” Muniz, set a stellar record in his racing career after landing inside the top 10 in the rest of the races and earning the sixth spot during the Berlin ARCA 200-lap race at Berlin Raceway last June.
In an interview with Frontstretch, Muniz said that this had been his longest race so far, and he believed he could do another set of 200 laps.
“I’m thrilled that physically, I finished because I thought that it was going to be a struggle to do 200 laps; it’s the longest race I’ve ever done. I feel fine. I could probably do another 200 more,” he said.
“The Malcolm in the Middle” alum also admitted his dismay with his qualifying performances and talked about the obstacles he endured during the restarts:
“Still disappointed in my qualifying performance, but really where I struggled in the race was on the starts and restarts.”
He added: “I just got eaten alive, I lost two or three spots on every restart and had to work my back by them, and it’s hard to pass here.”
The 37-year-old race car driver drove the #30 Rette Jones Racing Ford and showed off his driving skills to his fans. He even mentioned that the top 10 were all pretty close (time-wise), which fueled his eagerness to get on track and land a higher place.
“I really gotta be super aggressive to get by people, but you know made my way back by people.” He said. “I’m thrilled that physically I finished because I thought like it was gonna be a struggle to do 200 laps it’s the longest race I’ve ever done, but I feel fine; I could probably do 200 more.”
Muniz couldn’t contain his happiness as he finished 6th place. However, having the mindset of a real racer, he admitted that he still wants more as he continuously seeks room for improvement.
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