Juncos Racing’s Kyle Kaiser in the No.32 Chevrolet made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut in the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix at ISM Raceway on Saturday night.

The defending Indy Lights champion endured a tough race, starting the event from 14th place on the grid, Kaiser was forced to retire from the race on lap 174.

Speaking following the race Kaiser commented by saying:

Obviously, I’m a little disappointed with the way things ended, but I am extremely happy with how the car was and effort from the team. I think we had a really nice race car. We had strong pace and were running times with the guys who were running up front. The Chevy engine was great the whole time. We had some good runs and got some good passes in and I learned a ton. I’m a rookie with a rookie team, so we are out here on a super steep learning curve. Being able to go out there and run that many laps and learn as much as I did was very valuable. I’m looking forward to getting back in the car at Long Beach and building on what we learned from this weekend.

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