The Car Felt Really Good
AJ Foyt Racing’s Conor Daly says his No.4 ABC Supply Co. Chevrolet felt really good on Wednesday during day three of practice for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil despite the lack of running.
Daly ended the day in fifth place completing 22 laps and speaking following his day in car he stated:
Obviously we didn’t do a lot of running today because of the weather conditions, but I would have loved to have run more if it was possible, but it was probably a smart decision to not go out there with how the wind was. When we did go out there, the car was really good. I was really happy with the changes we made overnight so hopefully we can run more tomorrow.”
Daly’s team mate Carlos Munoz ended the day in the No.14 ABC Supply Co. Chevrolet in seventh place and speaking following his programme he commented by saying:
Today was kind of a weird day. There wasn’t much running. We just tried a lot of different numbers to have for the next few days. We really didn’t learn much. Not a whole lot to learn from today, we just got some numbers for all the engineers. We’ll see if the weather will help us tomorrow. The wind has been an issue for the car. Just hoping for nice weather tomorrow so that we can tune the car.”
Zach Veach in the No.40 Indy Women In Tech Chevrolet ended the day just behind Munoz in eighth place and speaking following the session he commented by saying:
Day 3 here at Indy, conditions were a little tough today for sure, just with the gusts of wind. We were fighting 20-30 mph winds all day, so really didn’t take too much to the track. I think we ran about 20 or 30 laps in the morning and then waited for it to die down until about 4 p.m., and got out there and honestly, we made a lot of progress too even with the conditions being tricky. I think Andy Brown and I just kept working with the setup and it just kept getting quicker and quicker. For the conditions I think it only set us up better for race day, so more than excited for tomorrow. I think, hopefully, we’ll have better weather where we can start running in traffic and things, but I don’t know, I’m just feeling really confident with what we can do here at Indy.