No. 12 Verizon 5G Dallara/Chevrolet – Will Power
Laps Completed: 197/200
Laps Led: 0
Points Position: 12th (-120 pts)
Will Power and the No. 12 Verizon 5G Chevy team proved to be one of the fastest cars on track in the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500, but troubles on pit lane resulted in a 30th-place finish on Sunday
Power’s day began had an unceremonious beginning as the No. 12 Verizon 5G Chevy lost power during the pace laps Once the issue was fixed he was able to rejoin the field in his qualifying position, and he quickly made up ground charging to 25th in the first two laps.
Battling for position in the top 25, Power made a scheduled pit stop on lap 34 with the No. 12 suffering from a loose-handling condition. The team went to work on pit road with four fresh Firestone tires, fuel and a wing adjustment on the Verizon 5G Chevy. The caution flag fell as Stefan Wilson spun directly in front of the No. 12 pit stall right after Power completed his stop, which put the Verizon 5G Chevy down a lap. Fortunately, Power was able to take the wave around, which put him back on the lead lap.
With just over 50 laps remaining, green flag stops began once again and Power advanced to second place before he visited pit road for a scheduled stop. Unfortunately, Power spun on pit lane as he encountered braking issues. On a final pit stop with 16 laps remaining, Power had to serve a pit road penalty, which put the No. 12 team down by three laps at the conclusion of the race.
In the end, the Verizon 5G Chevy was unable to capitalize on the track positioned gained in the race and came home with a 30th-place finish. Power will look for a strong rebound during the Dual in Detroit doubleheader weekend on Belle Isle, June 12-13.
Quote: “I feel like we could have finished in the top five, we were just getting ourselves in that position on the last stop and then the brakes went to the floor unfortunately. I obviously spun trying to stop it and then the next time it just went straight to the floor. So, I mean, we had a good car, just unfortunately we’ll have to have a good look and see what was wrong with those brakes and see what happens. I have to say that all of the guys on the Verizon 5G Chevy team put in so much work this month, and it’s something I appreciate immensely. We’ll get back on track.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!