Dale Coyne Racing with Team Goh’s Alex Palou in the No.55 Guaranteed Rate Honda started Saturday’s Firestone Harvest Grand Prix race two at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course from fourth place on the grid.
The Spaniard fell back in the race coming home inside the top ten in ninth place and speaking following the action he said:
“It was a good day with the #55 Guaranteed Rate Honda. Qualifying went well this morning. We improved a lot from yesterday. We did a risky strategy of doing two sets of Firestone reds and it paid off. Our target for the race was to finish in the Top 10 and we did. “It was the first time for me doing a fuel strategy race like this and it worked out so I’m happy. This is where I think we belong in the top 10 so hopefully we can finish out the season with another good result in a few weeks.”
Dale Coyne with Vasser Sullivan Racing’s Santino Ferrucci in the No.18 Team SealMaster Honda ended the day in 12th and speaking following the action he said:
We had another phenomenal start to the race in the SealMaster Honda, moving up almost into the top-five. After the start we struggled on the used red (alternate) tires and we weren’t so great on the black (primary) tires. I think we had a little too much front wing. It just wasn’t the same as yesterday. Once we put the new reds on, everything seemed to make more sense with the car. Now we’ll head to St. Petersburg for the final race and see if we can end the season on a high note.”