Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda had a strong opening day of practice for next weekend’s 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge as the 2014 winner ended the day in second place with a speed of 226.371MPH and speaking following the action he said:

All in all it was a good Opening Day. I had a really good lap going and stuck with it. We weren’t really looking for it, but fell into it so that was good. We got through a good list today. Opening Day is important to get your baseline setup and get through a range of items, and I think we did that. I was pretty happy with the car in race trim so it’s a good start. The heat is coming later in the week, so we’re ready for that to change. We’re ready for that to throw us a bit of a curveball, but I think the No. 28 DHL Honda is pretty good in these conditions. We’ll put our heads together with the rest of the team and roll out tomorrow.

James Hinchcliffe in the No.29 Genesys Honda ended the day in 16th place with a speed of 223.780MPH and speaking following the action he commented saying:

“Solid first day at the Speedway. It’s always nice to have Opening Day under your belt. The 29 Genesys Honda was solid off the truck. I think all the Andretti Autosport cars were pretty good, but obviously it’s just day one so a long way to go in the month. There are a lot of different weather conditions I think we’re going to face over the next couple days, so hopefully we can keep the car underneath us and have a good week.”

Marco Andretti was 20th in the No.98 Gleaners Food Bank Of America Honda with a speed of 223.336MPH and speaking following the action he commented saying:

Not a bad day one for the Gleaners Food Bank Honda. We were working through a lot of things. My focus is really on getting that comfortable race car so we’re burying it in traffic as much as possible and not focused on being the quickest every time on track. Definitely not as happy with the overall speed as I was last year with the car, so the first goal will be to put it solidly in the race and from there I really want to get a solid race car and good strategy. I think once we get to the front we have a car good enough to stay there.

Colton Herta in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda was 21st with a speed of 223.329 MPH and speaking following the action he said:

“A kind of up-and-down day. We found some stuff that worked and found some stuff that didn’t. The Gainbridge Honda seems OK, but we still have some things to work on. We have a lot of time until Fast Friday, qualifying this weekend and the race next weekend, so I’m looking forward to it.”

Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda was 23rd fastest with a speed of 223.004MPH and speaking following the action he commented saying:

“It was a good first day and it’s great to see fans at the track. We still have a big list of things to get through as the week and temperature progresses, but we’re feeling pretty content so far in the No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS Honda.”

Stefan Wilson commented on his return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway by saying:

It’s been a great day for the No. 25 LOHLA SPORT / Cusick Motorsports Honda. We had to get through the refresher program, which was definitely a little more stressful than it needed to be. We spent about an hour and a half just trying to get comfortable in the car and get the right airflow through the aeroscreen. That’s something that we’re still working on, trying to get that fine-tuned. Otherwise we had about 30 minutes to get through those 30 laps of the refresher program. Now we’ll be able to go right into practice tomorrow and get a couple of changes done. I’m feeling much better to have the first day under my belt and looking forward to day two

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