Andretti Autosport endured another tough race in the NTT IndyCar Series in race one at Detroit as Alexander Rossi in the No.27 AutoNation Honda who started the race from second place on the grid and came home in seventh place and is now in 14th place in the championship on 128 points and speaking following the action he said:

“The team did a great job with the car. We had one of the fastest cars out there. We were a bit unlucky with the first red flag. It kind of put us toward the back, which was the same for a lot of guys. That’s just the nature of INDYCAR sometimes. We just struggled again to get it done in pit lane and I had to re-pass the same cars. I came into pit lane in front of Pato (O’Ward), came out two spots behind him and he finished third.”

Colton Herta in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda started the race from sixth and finished the race in 14th place and speaking following the race he commented saying:

“Today just really wasn’t our day. Nothing good came out of today unfortunately. Thankfully we have a chance to go do it all again tomorrow.”

James Hinchcliffe in the No.29 Genesys Honda came home in 13th place and moved up one place in the championship to 23rd place and speaking following the race he commented saying:

“Some days you’re the windshield and some days you’re the bug, and today we were definitely the bugs. Honestly the Genesys car was running great. We kind of went off-strategy to start the race and it was working out perfectly. We were going to pick up a ton of spots through that first cycle. That red just fell at the worst possible time. If they would’ve thrown the red immediately like they normally do in those situations or if they’d at least let everyone get through their pit cycle which is also what they normally do in those situations, we would’ve been okay. Just the way it played out, we had to pit under red and got a penalty for that. Rough day, but the car is quick and we have extra tires for tomorrow by taking a hit with tires the second part of the race today.”

Ryan Hunter Reay was forced to retire from the race and speaking following the event he said:

“We had a pretty good start. Running in a position to pit off strategy by pitting early. I was just pushing hard out there to make sure we got the most of the new tires and unfortunately I just smacked the left rear against the wall. It bent the toe link and that was it. We ran the rest of the day five laps down. So we just need to re-rack them and go after it again in the DHL Honda tomorrow.”

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