No. 25 U.S. AIR FORCE HONDA
- STARTED 11th // FINISHED 10th
- CHAMPIONSHIP: 25th (40 pts.)
- OF NOTE:
- Conor Daly ran as high as second during pit sequences and ran consistently in the top seven throughout the race
- Earned his best-career starting and finishing positions at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during his 2019 effort
“We didn’t really know how good we would be, but the U.S. Air Force car was really solid right from the get-go. We started making a few small adjustments – adding a little bit of wing – and it was getting better and better. Honestly, it felt pretty good. I don’t know if we could have passed Pagenaud or Newgarden, but we certainly could hang with that and that felt really cool. We were looking good up until the red flag. I’m not sure how Sato ended up in front of us on the restart – IndyCar really hurt us there with that order. I had never seen Sato the whole race and all of a sudden, he was placed in front of me. He then checked up on the restart and I was in between gears and we just got jumped. It was a shame. Our car was fast enough to be in the top five, for sure. We Aimed High and fought there all day. It felt nice to be in the lead group and fighting. It’s just a shame we came up short. I’m bummed to be 10th, but it’s still a career best and I think that the whole U.S. Air Force team can still be proud of what we did here this month.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!