Andretti Autosport Reviews Their Grand Prix Of Sonoma Practice Efforts

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Andretti Autosport
PRACTICE REPORT
VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
GoPro GRAND PRIX OF SONOMA
PRACTICE REPORT
09.15.17

The sunny skies of Northern California welcomed two practice sessions through the twists and turns of Sonoma Raceway today. The quartet of Andretti drivers concluded the second practice running inside the top 10.

Qualifying for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network tomorrow at 5 p.m. ET.

No. 28 DHL Honda
  • Finished the day fifth overall with a best lap time of 1:16.4322
“I think we had a pretty good Friday to start the race weekend. We went from seventh or eighth yesterday to fifth today and we are the top Honda. We just have to turn that into a top five tomorrow, get into that Firestone Fast Six and go from there. Certainly the Penskes are what looks like our toughest competition right now, so we’re going to have to make another step overnight but so far, so good for the No. 28 DHL Honda.”
No. 98 NAPA AUTO PARTS / Curb Honda
  • Finished the day sixth overall with a best lap time of 1:16.5720
“It was a good day and we got through a lot of test items. We missed the balance on the Firestone Red [tires] so we know where the lap time is. It’s very close here yet again – showing why this championship is so competitive. We have to make sure everything is right for qualifying because since the competition is so close, any miscalculation can cost you some spots. I’m happy with where the NAPA AUTO PARTS car is and we should have a good day tomorrow.”
No. 27 United Fiber & Data Honda
  • Finished the day eighth overall with a best lap time of 1:16.5999
“It was a decent day two for the UFD team, at Sonoma. We ended up seventh [in Practice 2] so the goal now is going to be to try and make the right changes to get into the Firestone Fast Six. We’re close to it, but the Penskes are in a league of their own right now. We just have to maximize what we have going on and we can have a pretty good result.”
No. 26 Dickinson Fleet Services Honda
  • Finished the day11th overall with a best lap time of 1:16.7542
“The Dickinson Fleet Services car feels good and I think it was a productive day. It almost feels like a Saturdaybecause we have already been driving two consecutive days from test, but it’s good to have some time to go analyze the data and go catch up on things. We have some work to do for qualifying, but hopefully we improve.”

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