No. 98 U.S. CONCRETE / CURB HONDA
STARTED 17th // FINISHED 15th
CHAMPIONSHIP: 16th (233 pts.)
“Firstly, I’m glad everyone walked out okay after the wreck on the start. I had an issue with one of my head pads coming out, and we lost some time in fixing that. Beyond that the car had a big imbalance and by the time we got that fixed, we were a lap down. There wasn’t much we could do, and it made for a long day. Looking ahead to Gateway and working to finish the season strong.”
In Turn 2, the No. 30 machine of Takuma Sato came down into the racing machine of Alexander Rossi who was in the middle of a three-wide run with Sato and Ryan Hunter-Reay. The contact forced Rossi into the No. 28 machine and collected the race cars of James Hinchcliffe and Felix Rosenqvist.
Both the 27 and 28 teams worked quickly to get both cars repaired and back on track. Hunter-Reay returned to the 2.5-mile track on Lap 85 and Rossi on Lap 88, after both serving a 10-lap hold penalty for car repairs under the red flag.
Hometown favorite, Marco Andretti struggled to find grip and made wing adjustments as he came in for fuel and tires. Once the balance was back in the car, the 98 machine was a lap down and unable to fight for a higher position.
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON Y REDNECK!