Dale Coyne Racing had another strong day in the second race of the REV Group Grand Prix of Road America doubleheader weekend following on from Alex Palou’s third place finish and debut IndyCar podium in race one.
Santino Ferruci in the No.18 Team SealMaster Dale Coyne with Vasser Sullivan Racing Honda started the race from eleventh and came through the field and finished the race in sixth place and speaking following the race the Connecticut native said:
We started 11th, and on the first lap there was a lot of checking up ahead of me. I got penalized and dropped back to last place. The SealMaster Honda was on rails, and Jimmy (Vasser) called a perfect strategy. We were able to make the fuel number and still have a quick pace and bring it home for a sixth-place finish … the double six at the doubleheader. It was an incredible weekend to have our Wisconsin SealMaster franchisee at the track supporting us.
Alex Palou in the No.55 Dale Coyne with Team Goh Honda started the race from third on the grid and came home in seventh and speaking following the race he commented saying:
Our first stint was really good. I felt great. I think Pato (O’Ward) had more pace than us but we were really strong compared to others. Then we stopped and switched to the black tires and I don’t know what happened on that second stint, but we lost grip and didn’t have the pace to keep up with the others. So we lost a lot of track positions there. Unfortunately, I then made a mistake when I came out in traffic after our second stop. I pushed too hard to try to keep my position and instead I lost four places so that wasn’t great. But it was good that at the end of the day we came back from 11th to finish seventh. It’s not ideal, but I’m happy to finish in the top 10.
“It was fun, I learned a lot this weekend. Overall, I think we had an amazing weekend for Dale Coyne Racing with Team Goh. Obviously, I would say that when you’re running second in the opening stint, you want to finish there, but still, I think we did a good job. We’re still learning, we’re only in our fourth race so I’m looking forward to what we can do with more race experience as we move forward.”