Rossi Thrilled The Season Is Starting


Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda says he is thrilled that the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season is getting underway this weekend with the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg.

The Californian who ended the 2018 season runner up to Scott Dixon commented by saying:

I’m thrilled that the season is finally upon us. I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to stay busy and behind the wheel of lots of cars thanks to Honda and Acura, but now the focus is fully on the 2019 INDYCAR season and picking up where we left off last year. We have had some strong tests leading into St. Pete this weekend, but it’s clear that the competition is also stronger than ever, so we will have to be sure to execute every session. The NAPA Racing team and myself are in a good place and we look forward to kicking off the season in a strong way to indicate our intent to go one better than last year.

Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda is looking forward to getting back to racing this weekend saying:

The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete can’t come soon enough. We’re looking to pick up where we left off by capitalizing on the momentum we had at the end the 2018 season with a pole and victory at Sonoma.  The offseason testing program has gone very well thanks to all the hard work from not only the No. 28 DHL crew and engineering staff, but from everyone at Andretti Autosport. We’re looking forward to collecting more hardware for DHL, AutoNation and Honda in 2019.”

Marco Andretti in the No.98 US Concrete Honda is excited about the start of the new season saying:

“I’m excited to get the season started. Last year we had a new car and now with a year of learning how it rides and better understanding it, I think the U.S. Concrete team will be much more competitive. We’ve been working hard this offseason to build on where we left off at the end of 2018. I have a new engineer, Mark Bryant, and we’re working really well together so I’m eager to see where 2019 takes us.”

Zach Veach in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda a heads into his second full time season in the NTT IndyCar Series.

Speaking ahead of the opening race he said:

“I’m excited to be showing up to St. Pete for the second time in an Indy car. So much was learned during my first season and we’ve spent a lot of time preparing this winter. Our preseason testing went really well and I’m ready to start the year off right in the Gainbridge car.”

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