The first race of the season is in the books and Alexander Rossi led the Andretti Autosport team of four with a top-five finish. Marco Andretti was forced to pit off strategy for a flat tire but fought his way back through the field. Zach Veach earned his best finish on the streets of St. Petersburg (14th). Ryan Hunter-Reay’s No. 28 machine brought out the first yellow flag of the 110-lap race forcing the Florida-native to retire early.
Next on the schedule is the inaugural INDYCAR Classic held at the Circuit of the Americas. The race weekend begins Friday, March 22, with the green flag waving for the main event on Sunday, March 24, at 1:40 p.m. ET.
|No. 28 DHL HONDA STARTED 5th |
CHAMPIONSHIP: 23rd (7 pts.)
Showed pace-setting speeds all weekend and secured a solid top-five starting position
Suffered a mechanical issue with just 19 laps complete forcing an early retirement and a 23rd-place result.
“We gradually lost power today. Honda has been doing such a great job for us, they give us tremendous power plants and great drivability, so we’ll have to go back and look at it. We definitely had a lot of positives this weekend for the DHL team. It’s unfortunate. Somehow, we have to avoid the bad luck and we’ll make a run for the championship. This one definitely stings; it’s going to put us behind the eight ball in points.
We’ll figure it out, I have a great team behind me, and we’ll keep soldiering on. I have to thank all the fans for coming out and supporting us though – IndyCar has the best fans.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!