No. 26 GAINBRIDGE HONDA
CHAMPIONSHIP: 18th (239 pts.)
Zach Veach made impressive passes on the outside and inside of cars all race long.
Ran as high as fourth place with pit sequences but ultimately was not able to gain track position due to timing of caution periods.
“Honestly, we were on the wrong end of a bad yellow all night. You never want the yellow to come out after you pit, because then you get trapped a lap down. Literally we pitted three times and the yellow came out within three laps each time. We just kept getting trapped a lap down, which wasn’t our fault. We had a car that was good enough to be in the top 10, we paced the race leader, we ran away from the race leader at one point – but was a lap down while doing it. The pace was there, but lady luck wasn’t.”
Another year of racing in the shadow the St. Louis arch has come to a close, and yellows were the name of the game for the 248-lap Bommarito Automotive Group 500. Pit strategies and yellow flags played a heavy hand in delivering IndyCar an unexpected podium cast while fans packed the stands for a reported sell-out crowd.
There’s no time to rest for the IndyCar field as the transporters roll west, directly to Portland International Raceway for the penultimate event of the 2019 fight for the Astor Cup. The Grand Prix of Portland airs Sunday, Sept. 1, at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!