Carlin Racing’s Charlie Kimball in the No.23 Fiasp Chevrolet had a disappointing end to what looked like was going to be a promising day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday.
Kimball started the 85 lap race from 23rd place and looked like he was going to be able to break into the stop ten until he suspects that he ran over some debris just before the final stint and as a result finished the race in 20th place place.
Speaking following the event, he commented by saying:
That’s a real shame. We must’ve hit a piece of debris and we ended up cutting the left rear tire on that last stint, so we didn’t get the opportunity to race for the top 10. We worked our way and the guys were awesome in pit lane. We had really good stops all three stops and we had the strategy right. We really improved the car from yesterday to today. It’s disappointing not to get the result, but the performance doesn’t show how good the team and the No. 23 Fiasp Chevrolet was today. I’m ready to move and we’ll take any extra we can get for the next few weekends.
Kimball’s team mate Max Chilton started the race from 16th place and that is where he finished. It was still a great result for Carlin Racing who managed to get both cars to the end of the race and speaking following the event Max Chilton commented by saying:
Up until the final stages I was really enjoying our race – it was probably the most competitive I’ve ever been in a Verizon IndyCar Series race racing-wise. I was making some quality moves and I think we got some quality time on air for the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet. Unfortunately, today we just lost some time in the pits I think; in particular, we had an issue when everyone was pitting under yellow which cost us quite a few spots. It’s a real shame, as we had great pace and I think if we’d started further up the field we would have been there the whole day because our pace was definitely top five.