Andretti Autosport Reviews Their Qualifying Effort At Mid-Ohio

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Andretti Autosport
QUALIFYING
VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
HONDA INDY 200
QUALIFYING REPORT
07.29.17
The 90-lap Honda Indy 200 from Mid-Ohio will go green at 3:47 p.m. Sunday, with live broadcast on CNBC starting at 3 p.m. ET.
No. 26 Ruoff Home Mortgage Honda
  • STARTING POSITION: 3rd
  • QUALIFYING TIME: 1:04.6792
  • Of Note: Sato’s career best start at Mid-Ohio and first Firestone Fast Six appearance since the season opener on streets of St. Petersburg
“[Qualifying was] very good. The team worked extremely well with the four cars and we were very competitive for all the practice sessions. I’m extremely happy with the performance of the Ruoff Home Mortgage car. I think the team has reached a good setup. P3 is very happy place for us and a good position for the race tomorrow.”
No. 98 ShopAndretti.com / Curb Honda
  • STARTING POSITION: 9th
  • QUALIFYING TIME: 1:04.4906
  • Of Note: Topped the speed charts in Saturday’smorning practice session
“I’m pretty disappointed to miss the [Firestone] Fast Six after running so well this morning. We just went the wrong direction with a change in-session and it hurt us in the end. It’s a tough pill to swallow, but we have a fast race car so we’ll work to get up front tomorrow.”
No. 28 DHL Honda
  • STARTING POSITION: 10th
  • QUALIFYING TIME: 1:04.4928
  • Of Note: Reigned over Friday’s practice sessions after posting a fastest time of 1:04.2961, a time that would have placed him second in Saturday’s qualifying.
“We just lost some grip in the car this afternoon. Things were obviously promising after yesterday’s session and leading the way, but coming into today and the morning session we had promise in the DHL car. We lost a little bit of where we were and tried to retrace our steps. In the end, we had an imbalance in the car and just missed it a bit. We didn’t quite have what I needed to get into the [Firestone] Fast Six. Here in the Verizon IndyCar Series, it all adds up. If you’re off just a little bit in the car it can make a big difference.”
No. 27 #CheckIt4Andretti Honda
  • STARTING POSITION: 14th
  • QUALIFYING TIME: 1:04.5929
  • Of Note: Holds a career best start of third at the 2.258-mile road course and has run consistently competitive times all weekend.
“[Group 2] was definitely a tough group, but we needed to beat everybody anyway – that was the goal. The car just didn’t turn enough for us to get there. We basically qualified our race car, I think, and were a bit too conservative [for qualifying]. We started the weekend really good – within a couple hundredths of the quick time in Practice 1, but we’ve gone back a bit which is obviously not the goal.”

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