Carlin Racing’s Charlie Kimball in the No.23 Fiasp Chevrolet was happy with his opening day went on Tuesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as practice got underway for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
The Californian ended the opening day with the eighth fastest speed of the day with a 223.921MPH and speaking following his day in the car he said:
It was a solid first day, despite dodging some weather and a couple of things here and there. We made some really good progress with the No. 23 Fiasp Chevrolet and I have a lot of confidence going into the rest of the week. We still have a long laundry list of test items to work through, but we seem to be addressing the big concerns. Now we’ll start focusing on the smaller things and start trying to find some lap time.
Max Chilton in the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet ended the opening day in 30th place and speaking following his day he said:
I’d say it was a productive first day of Indy 500 testing for the No. 59 Gallagher Chevrolet and really the whole Carlin team. We worked through a lot of things today that we wanted to check off our list and we ended the day in a good spot heading into tomorrow. Charlie had some quick times throughout the day, so we’ll sit down now and work through what worked and what didn’t and get ready to get back on track tomorrow morning.”