Pocono Has Some Very Unique Characteristics
Dale Coyne with Vasser Sullivan Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais who drives the No.18 Team SealMaster Honda is looking forward to this weekend’s return of the Verizon IndyCar Series who will be at Pocono Raceway for the ABC Supply 500.
Speaking ahead of the race this weekend, the Frenchman commented by saying:
Pocono is a very unusual oval. It has some very unique characteristics, which is, of course, why it’s called the ‘Tricky Triangle.’ We have qualified the No. 18 SealMaster Honda pretty well on ovals this year. We also tested at Pocono last week. I had a little time in the car, but Pietro (Fittipaldi) did most of the work. Track conditions always change, so we won’t know for sure where we are until we get there. Hopefully, we will unload strong because we only have the one practice session before qualifying. It’s a 500-mile race, so qualifying is not as important as at some other tracks, but it is always better to be at the front of the grid. We are closing in on the end of the season and I know the whole team is working hard to finish the season strong.
Pietro Fittipaldi is excited to heading to Pocono for the ABC Supply 500 and was happy with how his test here went last week. Speaking ahead of the race this weekend the Brazilian commented by saying:
I had the opportunity to test at Pocono Raceway last week and it went really well. It was my first full day driving on a superspeedway. It’s definitely a different experience compared to a short oval. You’re doing much higher speeds down the straight and it’s a different aero package as well, so it was a new experience for me. It was also a fun track to drive on, but I now understand why they call it the ‘Tricky Triangle.’ It’s definitely tricky! Every corner is different, the banking is different, the turning angle. It’s very hard to find the perfect balance. I’ve always loved superspeedway racing so I’m looking forward to the race weekend in my No. 19 Paysafe car.”