It was a difficult day for Dale Coyne Racing at the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday.

Starting the race from 31st place that is where he ranked at the end of the race after hitting the wall.

The rookie was making progress as the race went and was running 27th when he tried to get around the lapped car of Graham Rahal on Lap 92 of the 200-lap race.

Speaking following the race he said:

I feel fine. My pride is hurt a little bit. I think we kind of just got hung out there in the gray at that point in the race. I have to pay closer attention to who I’m racing against. It wasn’t really for position and a late move. I feel bad for the #51 Biohaven Honda crew, I also have Goodheart on the side of the car this weekend and I really wanted a good result, but it didn’t happen. There’s not much more to say.”

David Malukas in the No.18 HMD Motorsports Honda was forced to retire from the race following contact and speaking following the wild race he said:

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to finish the race today because of contact with (Agustin) Canapino, after he turned down on me. It’s unfortunate as things could have gotten interesting with all the yellows at the end. It was a bit of a race of survival as it was hard to pass and move up the field. Another tough weekend in the books, which is surprising for us because we’re normally quite impressive on the ovals with this team, we did have the fastest race lap, so I guess that is a positive to take away from this event. We’re having a rough period in the season and hopefully we can turn that around next week in Detroit.”


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