Team Penske’s Will Power in the No.12 Verizon 5G Chevrolet had a great race in the REV Group Grand Prix of Road America on Sunday after starting the race from fourth place and came home in third place and speaking following the race he commented saying:
Certainly, just qualifying well this weekend has got my bit of confidence back. I struggled this year, funny enough. It’s usually my forte. But I’m really, really happy. I thought this morning if I can get a podium, I’ll be really stoked, and I ended up getting one. So, keep trucking away here. Man, I would love to get a win here soon. I know we’ve got the team to do it. We have a really good strategists, engineer, and group of guys on the car. Let’s see if we can get that Verizon 5G Chevy in Victory Lane here in the next few races.
Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 Menards Chevrolet started the race in sixth place and came home in 19th place and speaking following the race he commented saying:
We’ve got to take a look at what happened today. We had no pace on the straightaway and just had no pace all race, just kind of a disaster race for us because we had so much speed all weekend. We just need to figure it out. It was very disappointing for Menards. I really wanted to have a good showing, especially after such great qualifying for Team Penske. I’m really sorry for the 2 team and Hitachi as well. But we’ll regroup, try to understand what happened on our side of the issue. The good news is that we have speed now in qualifying so that’s really good for the rest of the season.
Scott McLaughlin in the No.3 PPG Chevrolet started the race from 17th place and came home in 14th and speaking following the race he commented saying:
We had potential to finish 11th or 12th today and we finished 14th. It definitely was an up-and-down race but I’m feeling pretty strong. I need to get my positioning better as a driver and position myself better for moves or to defend, but I’m learning all of that as experience comes. It was not a bad day for the PPG Chevy.
Josef Newgarden in the No.2 Hitachi Chevrolet started the race from pole position and led 32 laps of the 55 lap event however, he suffered a gearbox issue and end the race in 21st place and speaking following the race he commented saying:
I couldn’t get it to shift into sixth gear. And then I got it stuck in fifth in turn one and finally got it to go down, but just could not get it to upshift after that. So I got it down to first essentially. Just trying to stay out of the way after that because I couldn’t get it to upshift after that. I’m not sure what happened. Obviously it’s disappointing for all of us. I know we had a great car. We had a good car all day and were doing everything we had to do. We were surviving the yellows. Surviving the fuel game. We had a rocket ship. Team Chevy did a good job for us. We had such amazing fuel mileage and good power. Super pleased about that. Proud of our teams. Proud of our partners. I guess it just wasn’t meant to be again. I think we have fast cars, it’s just not working out right now. But now we will claw. We will claw our way back. This is not what I was planning for this day. I would have liked for us to be a little closer. But what are we 88 (points back)? Just a bigger challenge when we go to next race. We’ll get after it.