Juncos Racing team owner Ricardo Juncos was happy with how his outfit performed in their Verizon IndyCar Series debut at the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
Speaking following the race, the Argentinian commented by saying:
We have finished what has been a huge effort from so many people. We brought both cars home in 15th and 18th place. It was a very tough race, the cars were not as good as they should have been and Spencer’s car was really not good, so I am very happy for him because he was so professional to bring it home. Sebastian did a good job to finish a team-high 15th. This is the beginning of the future for us, so I have to thank everybody for an amazing job.
Spencer Pigot and Sebastian Saavedra started Sunday’s race from 29th and 31st and finished the race in 15th and 18th place respectively. Speaking following the event, Pigot who returns to Ed Carpenter Racing for the double header in Detroit next weekend commented by saying:
Very long, frustrating race. “I think there’s still something I’m missing or something’s gone array with the car since the crash. It never really felt right and it was just very difficult to drive, but we fought through a tough day. We didn’t give up. The guys kept working hard and I can’t thank them enough for the recovery and for putting this all together.
While Pigot may have been frustrated, his team mate Saavedra was happy with how his race ended as he equaled his best result at the Indianapolis 500 finishing the race in 15th place and speaking following the race he commented by saying:
We accomplished the mission we started less than two months ago. “To finish this first Indy 500 with both cars intact is a victory of its own. I’m very proud of the whole organization for putting in such a professional effort. It was rough out there. We were not as competitive as we wanted, but hey, that’s something that is expected your first time out. So, kudos to the whole team. I want to thank the AFS/Juncos Racing guys for all the amazing pit stops and David Cripps for a great strategy. Altogether, I’m just looking forward to what’s being built here because the future is very bright for this team. I wish them and the whole organization the best.