A Top Ten Finish For Hildebrand On Day One In Long Beach

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Ed Carpenter Racing’s JR Hildebrand in the No.21 Preferred Freezer Chevrolet ended the opening day at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach with a top ten finish where he ended the session ninth place with a fastest time of 01:07.7496s and speaking following the session, the American stated:

I feel like we have made a lot of progress since the first race. We looked back at St. Pete and saw some things we needed to focus on to make our weekend a bit better. We have also had some tests since then, including a pretty good test at Sebring a couple of weeks ago. Coming here, I felt good about what we had planned and our ability to make the car better. At the end of the first practice today, we knew what we need to improve on. For me, this is still just about making progress over the course of the race weekends. We ended the second practice in the top 10 and our aim is certainly to qualify there tomorrow. We are slowly but surely making our way forward.

Spencer Pigot in the No.20 Loki Chevrolet ended the day in 19th place and speaking following the session he commented by saying:

I feel like we have made a lot of progress since the first race. We looked back at St. Pete and saw some things we needed to focus on to make our weekend a bit better. We have also had some tests since then, including a pretty good test at Sebring a couple of weeks ago. Coming here, I felt good about what we had planned and our ability to make the car better. At the end of the first practice today, we knew what we need to improve on. For me, this is still just about making progress over the course of the race weekends. We ended the second practice in the top 10 and our aim is certainly to qualify there tomorrow. We are slowly but surely making our way forward.

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