Andretti Autosport had a great second race in Detroit on Sunday. Starting the race from 14th place, Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda came through the field to finish the race in fourth place.
Speaking following the race he said:
Somehow toward the end, we picked up a puncture or leak and were losing pressure on the right rear. Then we had to stop for the red flag, and the more you sit still, the quicker it deflates – it really dumped out on that red and was pretty much dead flat after the race. It was amazing we could salvage that. The DHL team fought hard all day, all weekend. It wasn’t the qualifying we hoped for, but I think we salvaged a good weekend all-in-all. It felt good to come home on a flat right rear. Happy with that end, but could have been a bit better, I think.”
Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda started the race from second place but came home in fifth place and speaking following the race he said:
This weekend was more missed opportunities, but at the end of the day, the NAPA team did a really good job and we capitalized on the two guys in front of us having problems. A win continues to elude us here, but we had a fast race car and that’s good enough, I guess.
Marco Andretti in the No.98 AutoNation US Concrete Honda started the race from 19th place and finished the event in sixth place and speaking following the event he said:
Today was all good considering. I qualified so bad, and that can just make your race miserable and a bigger challenge right from the start. But the AutoNation crew gave me a car that could pass on track. The car was good – everybody did a great job just to hang in there. We salvaged a decent result.
Zach Veach in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda started the race from third and finished the race in eighth place and speaking following the event he said:
Overall, it was kind of a mess. We wanted to get off the reds (Firestone alternate tires) as quickly as we could. The yellow came out of the first lap – we dodged into pit lane, as everyone else did. I went a little long on my marks, which hurt us, and we had an issue getting the fuel probe in. So, we didn’t get any fuel in the car on that first stop and lost about six stops in pit lane. We just had to put our head down and push through that. Our pace was OK. I felt like I could have done a better job, but luckily, we got to pass some cars and stay out of the mayhem. We’re taking home another top 10.