Zach Veach Had A Difficult Day At Long Beach

Zach Veach
The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach brought another victory home for the NAPA AUTO PARTS team, collecting a 200th team victory along the way.

The team now packs up and heads home to Indianapolis for two rounds of testing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in advance of the Month of May.

  • STARTED 22nd // FINISHED 17th
  • CHAMPIONSHIP: 20th (55 pts.)
  • OF NOTE: Ran as high as 14th after starting from the 22nd position
“Difficult day overall but that is what to expect after starting 22nd. We charged all the way up to 14th, but we had a fuel miscalculation somehow. I was hitting the (fuel) number they were saying and the team thought we were going to make it to the end. Here and there it must have got lost in translation because we were about a lap and half short causing us to give up our 14th place — which still isn’t good enough — for 17th. At Barber and here, we passed eight to 12 cars, so if that is starting 12th then we would be leading the race. We’ve got to look into why qualifying has been such a struggle this year for us. Once we have a good starting place, I think we can prove to people that we know how to race then we can carry it forward from there. Looking ahead, I am excited to get to be back in Indianapolis and be back on an oval where I feel we have a chance to win.”


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