Veach Had A Trying Day At COTA

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Zach Veach
No. 26 GAINBRIDGE HONDA
STARTED 9th
FINISHED 22nd
CHAMPIONSHIP: 21st (24 pts.)

OF NOTE:
Found himself off course on Lap  1 and quickly came to the pits to repair a tow link, returning to the track a lap down
Made contact with Dixon near the end of the race forcing the 26 car back to the pits for a front wing change
“Overall, it was a pretty disappointing day. We had pace all weekend and  unfortunately, on the start got the bad end of a racing deal and pushed off the track. We got back on track behind then had to replace a tow link on the right front and that kind of set our fate for the rest of the day. It’s disappointing for the Gainbridge crew – we had the pace to be up front but a racing deal ultimately took us out.”

Clear skies hung over Circuit of the Americas for today’s inaugural INDYCAR Classic. The race ran drama-free until a single caution was brought out on Lap 44. Benefitting two drivers and challenging one, the caution allowed Ryan Hunter-Reay – who had just pitted on Lap 43 – and Marco Andretti – who pitted on Lap 43 – to gain track position while it pushed Alexander Rossi, who had been running in second position before the yellow flag, back to 14th after racing for a chance to win the 60-lap race.
The team heads back to Indianapolis for a quick break before returning to NTT IndyCar Series competition at Barber Motorsports park on April 7. The green flag will wave over the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at 4:30 p.m. ET with live coverage beginning on NBC Sports Network at 4 p.m. ET.

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

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