Nico Jamin Wins Indy Lights Grand Prix No. 1 At Indy

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Under sunny skies at the Indianpolis Motor Speedway, the Andretti’s Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires foursome took to the Grand Prix Circuit for Round 5 of the 2017 season. Completing practice during a cooler morning session, qualifying saw warm conditions heat up the track, with Nico Jamin nabbing pole position. Jamin went on to capture the team’s fourth-consecutive race win after leading from flag to flag.

The team hits Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Grand Prix Circuit one more time for tomorrow’s second half of the weekend double-header. Fans can catch coverage of Round 5 and 6 Sunday, May 21, at 2 a.m. ET on NBCSN.

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No. 27 DuraMAX Powered by RelaDyne Mazda
  • Started: 1 // Finished: 1
  • Championship: 2nd (tied, 107 pts)
  • Second Indy Lights win for Jamin who also collected two victories in Indianapolis during his USF2000 campaign
“This is just amazing. I am so happy to be back in victory lane at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I was actually here two years ago in USF2000 with the same car colors. I’m just so happy for the whole team, DuraMAX and RelaDyne on board for the whole month of May and in the first race we brought them into Victory Lane. It’s just so special for me and thank you to everyone.”
No. 48 Flip Side Mazda
  • Started: 11th // Finish 8th
  • Championship: 11th (57 pts)
  • Secured his fourth top-10 finish of the season
“Overall the top eight is pretty good for where we started – I’ll take that. We had good pace during the race, so I think if we can qualify up front a little bit better, we will be able to stay there. Hopefully going into tomorrow we’ll push really hard and start further up in the field for Race 2.”
No. 28 K-Line Insulators USA Mazda
  • Started: 10th // Finished: 13th
  • Championship: 12th (52 pts)
  • Suffered front wing damage on Lap 1 resulting in lost track time as the wing was changed
“I wouldn’t normally consider myself to be a negative person, but this was a very frustrating day. It all starts with qualifying, we need to get up near the front to avoid some of the incidents on the start. It’s really imperative to be up there, especially with how competitive it is here; you need every spot you can get. We’ll just have to put our heads down, forget about today and move on to tomorrow. Congrats to Nico on the win and great work to the team for that.”
No. 98 Deltro Energy Mazda
  • Started: 6th // Finished: 13
  • Championship: 1 (110 pts)
  • Collected debris early in the race resulting in loss of tire pressure and forcing an unplanned pit stop
“It was a good race off the start, we made it from sixth to second in the first turn and then, unfortunately, we must have hit something and had a slow (tire) puncture that forced us to pit. Not the result we wanted, we were quick enough to win I think. We’ll be going for it tomorrow.”

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