Rossi Heads To Barber Motorsports Park Leading The Championship For The First Time In His Career
Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi heads into this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 of Alabama at Barber Motorsports leading the Verizon IndyCar Series points standing for the first time in his career after taking victory at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Speaking ahead of the race in Alabama, Rossi who is aiming to build on the fantastic start to the season commented by saying:
I’m excited to head to Barber, especially after this last weekend in Long Beach, and I’m really happy to welcome Kerauno to the car as well. The team has been working hard, and have a really good car that I’m happy with. Barber is one of the more difficult road courses we visit, but I know my Kerauno crew will be able to give us what we need to keep our momentum going. We took the points lead after last weekend and we’re not planning to give that up anytime soon.
Zach Veach in the No.26 Group One Thousand One Honda heads to Barber Motorsports Park this weekend aiming to build to on the momentum from the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach last weekend where the rookie came through the field from 16th place and speaking ahead of this weekend’s race he commented by saying:
I definitely feel we have a lot of momentum on our side after finishing fourth in Long Beach, I honestly can’t wait to be back in the car at Barber and to keep improving. A year ago this weekend I got the chance to compete in my very first IndyCar Race at Barber so it’s going to be nice to be coming back to a track I have a little more experience at than others on the schedule. For me, my main goal is to focusing on qualifying, I would really like to start getting higher on the charts for the start of the race. The Group One Thousand One car and crew have been great this year; we’re ready to show that again this weekend!”
Marco Andretti in the No.98 Honda is looking forward to this weekend’s race saying:
We finished last weekend with a decent result considering the struggles we encountered in Phoenix and earlier in the weekend at Long Beach. I’m happy to put that behind us and focus forward. We’re sitting 10th in the championship and that’s not good enough – so this weekend we have to be on our A-game and get a podium result. We’ve been there before at Barber and I know we can do it again.
Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda is looking to bounce back from a difficult race in Long Beach and looking ahead to this weekend’s race the American commented by saying:
There’s only one goal for the 28 team at Barber this weekend, and that’s to grab our third victory at this track. The season started off okay with two top fives, but then we took a hit with luck in Long Beach. We had a productive test at Barber a few weeks ago, but we were unable to run through our full test list due to weather. We have quite a lot of work to get done in the practice sessions in order to get the car into our ideal setup window before the race. I have no doubt the DHL team will work hard at it.