Bryan Herta Autosport’s Marco Andretti in the No.98 US Concrete Honda said it was a pretty productive second day of practice for him at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday as he led the way with the a fastest speed of 227.053MPH completing 174 laps and speaking following the day of action he commented by saying:
It was a pretty productive day. “We got the car to ‘almost there’ in traffic. We’re not there yet, but I’m sure everybody’s dealing with a similar thing. But we think we have a direction, which is positive.
Carlos Munoz in the No.29 Ruoff Home Mortgages Honda ended the day in 15th place and speaking following the action he commented by saying:
We ran a lot of laps today and tested a lot of things on the car. Overnight we need to determine what did work and what didn’t. I think we’re pretty close to the car I would like to race, we just need to do a little more tweaking to be happy with the car, in traffic especially. Today was just running through the changes to see what works for us and tomorrow we’ll see what we’ve got.
Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda ended the day in 20th place with a fastest speed of 224.128MPH and speaking following the action he commented by saying:
It was another pretty good day. I think we ended sixth on the no-tow list, so we’re definitely making some progress. I think the race car needs a little more work, but I think all six of us are having issues, here or there. That’s the good thing about having six cars – we can combine our resources and try to figure it out. Overall it was a step up from yesterday and we’ll try to do the same thing tomorrow.
Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda ended the day with the 23rd fastest speed of 223.959MPH and speaking following the session he commented by saying:
We just worked our second day on track in speedway configuration. We’re just trying to work with the car in race running. It seems like everyone is struggling with the same thing which is lack of front, or overall, grip at the exit when running deep in traffic. It’s definitely different than the past few years – it won’t be a draft party like we’ve had in the past. We’ll put our heads together and go faster.
Zach Veach in the No.26 Relay/Group One Thousand One Honda ended the day in 26th place with a fastest speed of 223.624MPH and after completing 188 laps he commented by saying:
Overall I’m really happy with today. I think we’ve made good progress over what we had yesterday. We still have a lot left to be found, but with how things are going it’s hard to pinpoint exactly where you are at this stage in the week. But, I’m pretty confident in the car and if we keep making progress the way we did today we should have a pretty good race car come next Sunday.
Stefan Wilson in the No.25 Driven2SaveLives Honda endured a tough day ending the afternoon in 33rd place with a fastest speed of 222.524MPH and speaking following the action he said:
It was a challenging day. We were obviously in the traffic quite a bit more today, and just generally we were trying and exploring some changes with the car and found some things that didn’t necessarily work. I feel like we ticked some items off the checklist regarding some changes to make. We’ll go back and look at the data tonight with the teammates and hopefully make even better changes tomorrow.