Dale Coyne with Team Goh’s Alex Palou in the No.55 Guaranteed Rate Honda had a great opening day at World Wide Technology Raceway ahead of Saturday’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 doubleheader race one after he ended the day in seventh place with a speed of 180.182MPH and speaking following the action the Spaniard said:

It’s a very fun track. Very different to the ovals I’ve done up until now, but a bit similar to Iowa in some ways. I like it because you can work a lot with the car, you can drive it more, kind of like on a road course. I’m getting up to speed now with the ovals. I still need a bit more confidence, but I think we are getting there. It was a pretty good day. We were in the top 10 most of the session, and we ended up seventh, so that’s really good. I’m happy with the No. 55 Guaranteed Rate car, and the team has done a great job. Hopefully tomorrow we can fight for some trophies.

It was a disappointing day for Santino Ferrucci in the No.18 Team SealMaster Dale Coyne with Vasser Sullivan Racing Honda as he suffered a mechanical issue and as a result completed just 40 laps and speaking following the action he said:

We started the session with full fuel for a long run in the SealMaster Honda. I almost ran a full stint when we decided to come in for a quick adjustment to the aero balance. The car felt really good. We were getting quicker and quicker throughout the run. Then we lost drive in the rear, so I had to pit, and that was the end of our session.

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