Veach Got Into The Wall And Suffered A 16th Place Finish

Zach Veach
With nine races complete on the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule, the Andretti Autosport team leaves Texas Motor Speedway after 248 laps under the lights. The team heads back to Indianapolis where preparation begins for the next event held at Road America in two weeks time.

No. 26 RELAY / GROUP 1001 HONDA DRIVEN BY ZACH VEACH
  • STARTED: 16th // FINISHED 16th
  • CHAMPIONSHIP: 15th (147 pts.)
  • OF NOTE: Finished the day the highest rookie // Shown as high as third before coming into the pits for his first stop // Tapped the wall coming out of Turn 2 damaging the rear toe-link, losing 10 laps during the repair
“Things started off really well. We drove from 16th to third on the first stint – which just showed what kind of car we had. It was the best car I’ve had in my career, the best car I’ve had in IndyCar so hats off to my engineer and the entire Relay / Group 1001 team. Then the rookie side of me came in during the second stint. I just got too high running through Turn 2 trying to get air. I got the right rear into the wall and bent a toe-link and went 10 laps down. From that point on we were just fighting as hard as we could. I honestly think we had a car for the top five, possibly the top three, we passed everyone up to Dixon basically – even though we were laps down. That just shows the strength we had. My crew gave me something special and I just didn’t get the job done with it. But, you know, that’s learning. I’m excited to go on to Road America and then get back on the ovals at Iowa. For me, tonight it felt like a switch finally flipped. I felt like I can run with these guys and push them into the corners and not be afraid to take the way they drive on track. I put myself forward and stood up for myself, and that’s a big key in IndyCar. I finally feel confident enough to do that.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!

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