Tire Penalty Sunk Marco At Mid-Ohio 1

Marco Andretti

No. 98 SURGERE / CURB HONDA
STARTED 11 // FINISHED 23
CHAMPIONSHIP: 21 (142 pts.)


OF NOTE:

Marco Andretti gained two positions on the start before a team-related tire issue forced a loss in position and an off-strategy pit stop following the opening stint.

“I think the 98 car really had potential today, our qualifying didn’t quite show our speed – another lap and we could have broken the top six. But, I think we could have done something from 11th. The race was kind of wasted from the start. We had a mistake with the rear tires, and with the impound rule, the penalty would have been too great if we had fixed it. So, we took the green and hoped to make the best out of it. We were able to gain a couple spots, I held on as long as I could. But we had to pit too far off strategy – it put us into a fuel saving race after already dropping back.”

TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!

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