No. 12 Verizon Dallara/Chevrolet – Will Power
Laps Completed: 199/200
Laps Led: 0
Points Position: 13th (-36 pts)
Will Power and the No. 12 Verizon Dallara/Chevrolet team finished 13th and one lap down in the first race of the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season due to an unfortunate pit road issue midway through the race.
After starting in the sixth position, Power and team had a strong start to the day, but slipped back to seventh as the driver struggled racing in traffic. Unfortunately, during a pit stop on lap 80, the right rear tire was not bolted on properly and the No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet had to remain in the pits longer than desired.
The team attempted to battle through traffic to make up positions, but found it difficult to navigate in the back-half of the field, eventually losing a lap.
Despite running as low as 18th, Power and the Verizon team were able to come back and ultimately settled for the 13th position.
Power and the No. 12 team will return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to compete for the second race of the season this time on a road course – a course where he has won three out of six races run there
Quote: “The Verizon Chevy was really good, it was just so hard to pass. Obviously, we had a mishap on a pit stop and that put us at the back and, man, there were four cars that went 36 laps on the first stint. They should be penalized, it’s unbelievable. That could be four more positions for me. It was a frustrating night. We had a mistake that put us in a bad place and it’s just unfortunate.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!