Andretti Autosport Previews The Freedom 100 At Indy

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RACE PREVIEW
FREEDOM 100 AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
THE CIRCUIT. FAST FACTS.
  • The 2018 Freedom 100 will be the 16th Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Series race on the oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the second largest racing venue by capacity and includes the IMS Museum
  • Dalton Kellett has collected a third-place finish at the Freedom 100 in both 2016 and 2017 races
  • Colton Herta has two top-three finishes at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after winning both races in this year’s Grand Prix of Indianapolis
  • Ryan Norman is making his second Freedom 100 appearance and is looking to capture his first podium finish at IMS
  • Patricio O’Ward heads into the weekend leading the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Series championship, with only a one-point lead over teammate Colton Herta
Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires

No. 27 RIVERINA CDMX MEXICO CITY MAZDA DRIVEN BY PATRICIO O’WARD

The Freedom 100 will be my first oval in the Indy Lights car so it will be a learning experience but I’m ecstatic to be in the race, and I will definitely make the most out of this opportunity. I’m going to have to play catch up a little bit during the [oval] test day on Monday, but I’m confident that the No. 27 crew will give me a great car and this one is a challenge I am more than ready to take on!”

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING
1st (145 pts.)
STATS ON INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY OVAL
STARTS BEST START BEST FINISH
This will be O’Wards first Freedom 100 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

No. 98 ANDRETTI-STEINBRENNER RACING / CURB MAZDA DRIVEN BY COLTON HERTA

“So far it’s been a strong month of May for me and the No. 98 Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing crew sweeping the Grand Prix of Indianapolis a couple weeks ago. I’m hoping to continue this form into the Freedom 100 and kiss the bricks.”

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING
2nd (144 pts.)
STATS ON INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY OVAL
STARTS BEST START BEST FINISH
1 2 (2017) 13 (2017)

No. 48 JOURNEY MAZDA DRIVEN BY RYAN NORMAN

“I’m really excited to hit the oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway at over 200 mph! We showed great speed last year and hopefully, we can build off that. We had a good shot at winning the Freedom 100 last year if we didn’t have that accident, so we’re looking to have a clean, strong run at Indy.”

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING
5th (102 pts.)
STATS ON INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY OVAL
STARTS BEST START BEST FINISH
1 4 (2017) 14 (2017)

No. 28 K-LINE INSULATORS USA MAZDA DRIVEN BY DALTON KELLETT

“I’m super excited to be on track for the Freedom 100. This is the biggest event of the year for us and the last couple of years we’ve had a really good showing on the oval. The Andretti Autosport cars have always been really competitive on ovals. I think we do a lot working with our engineers and definitely hone in on having a good race and good qualifying setups so I’m confident that the No. 28 K-Line car will be competitive and it’ll be a fun race. We came third that last two years so we’re looking to move up a couple positions on Carb Day.”

TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!

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