No. 28 DHL HONDA
CHAMPIONSHIP–16TH / 122 PTS.
OF NOTE: Gained six positions over the race while saving fuel // Advanced one position in the points standings.
“We started 17th and had good pace in the 28 DHL Honda. We pitted a little too early and had to save too much fuel in the end. We brought home 11th. If we had to do it over again, we would’ve pitted a little later and tried to stretch the pit windows a little bit.”
First lap contact in the 70-lap race plagued both Alexander Rossi’s and James Hinchcliffe’s races and teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay just narrowly missed out on a top-10 finish, advancing six spots throughout the race. Herta spent the majority of the race in second before a pair of late charges from O’Ward and Palou and multiple cautions in the last 15 laps cost him two spots.
With the doubleheader on the streets of Belle Isle complete, the Andretti Autosport stable shifts their focus to Road America – the longest track on the NTT INDYCAR SERIES schedule.
Preparation for the 55-lap event begins with practice on Friday, June 18 and the REV Group Grand Prix will go green on Sunday, June 20 at 12 p.m. on NBC Sports Network.
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!