Two Weekend’s Away From The Race Track Feels Like An Eternity
Carlin Racing’s Charlie Kimball in the No.23 Tresiba Chevrolet is looking forward to getting back to work this weekend as the Verizon IndyCar Series heads to Pocono Raceway for this weekend’s ABC Supply 500.
It is an extremely busy time for the series with four races in the next month as exactly a month from today (Thursday 16th August) we will crown the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series champion.
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s race Kimball commented by saying:
“Even though I’m sure we all enjoyed the break and the time to recharge, two weekends away from the racetrack feels like an eternity! Luckily, we have 500 miles to look forward to this Sunday at Pocono Raceway. It definitely lives up to its nickname. It can be tricky, but I’ve also had a lot of great moments here. It will be a challenge coming into the race weekend without any prior testing, but I have full confidence that the No. 23 Tresiba Chevrolet will be quick right out of the gate. Pocono is always a special race for both myself and my partner, Novo Nordisk, with their headquarters only a few hours away, and this year is no different as we celebrate the 10th year of our program together. I’m looking forward to making a stop at their headquarters before the weekend starts and hopefully putting on a great show for the many Novo Nordisk employees coming out to support on Sunday.”
Max Chilton in the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet is looking forward to this weekend’s race, the Englishman commented by saying:
It’s been great for both myself and the whole Carlin team to have a couple of weekends off to refocus after how tough our Mid-Ohio race weekend ended, but now I’m ready to get the No. 59 Gallagher Chevrolet back on track at Pocono Raceway. I enjoy racing at Pocono and how challenging the track can be with every corner being so different. It’s usually a very busy race and you’re constantly adjusting your tools to get the car to where you need it to be as the race progresses. Obviously, it’s always good to start up front, but at a race like Pocono it’s more about race tactics and being confident so that you can make the passes you need to make when you need to make them. Even though we haven’t tested as a new team at Pocono, I’m feeling good heading into this race weekend