Cusick Motorsports Stefan Wilson in the No.24 CareKeepers Chevrolet had an encouraging opening day of practice for the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday.
The Sheffield native ended the day in 15th place with a speed of 226.285MPH and speaking following the action he said:
We finished day two of practice which was really day one after Tuesday’s rainout. It was a very solid day in the No. 24 Cusick Motorsports/CareKeepers Chevy. We just worked on race setup today and focused on the race car to make it better each time out. We tried things in traffic and found some things that worked well and some which didn’t work. We are now going through all of the data that was accumulated today. We are accessing some of the changes we made and see where we can improve. We’ll look at some of the things we want to try later in the week too. Overall, it was good first day for the team.”
Wilson’s teammate Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.23 Dreyer and Reinbold Racing Chevrolet was eighth with a time of 227 619MPH and speaking following the action he said:
Today was a very productive day for us. We got through a lot of the checklist we hoped to. We lost a little bit yesterday with rainout. But the car has some good speed in it. We have some things to sort out tomorrow. I am cautiously optimistic with it. We are keeping our heads down and working hard. The track conditions were good today, not too hot. Track temperature got up a bit in the afternoon and the surface got greasy. It was beautiful day to be at the Speedway. We expect it to be much hotter and more difficult on race day. We are looking forward to Thursday’s action.”