It Was An Ok Day
Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden in the No.2 Hitachi Chevrolet said that he had an ok day as the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg got underway on Friday.
Speaking following the opening day of action he said:
“It was an OK day. Very busy, but good to be back on track. I think the Hitachi car has a lot of promise. We are working really hard with everyone, including Chevrolet, to make the most of this weekend. We need to find a little more speed, but the top 10 is good for both of today’s sessions, but we need to be a little further up. We will get to work on that tonight.”
Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet said that he needs to just keep plugging away.
“We got some work to do. We need to keep improving the No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet. It doesn’t feel that bad, but the field is so tight right now, you just can’t leave anything on the table this weekend. We just got to keep at it and see what we can find overnight.”
Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 Menards Chevrolet was happy with how his day went saying:
It’s been a good day. I’m pretty confident with the No. 22 Menards Chevrolet. It feels good and it’s competitive. It’s just really competitive at the moment in the series. On the red tires (Firestone alternates), we understand some things we need to do for tomorrow in qualifying. It was actually a good practice session because we realized what we had wasn’t good for qualifying, so I think tomorrow we will have a better understanding of what we need, and we will go forward.”