Andretti Autosport head to this weekend’s IndyCar Grand Prix at The Glen following a top ten finish for Carlos Munoz last time out in Texas.
At the Firestone 600 on Saturday night, Carlos Munoz who started the original race from pole position came home in seventh place and speaking ahead of the race in New York the Colombian who is still mathematically in the running to win the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series title commented by saying:
I’m really looking forward to Watkins Glen. It is a new track for almost everyone. We tested there a couple weeks ago and, unfortunately, all we could do was 20 laps. It was a really fast track. for sure, also really, really physical. Hopefully we have a good weekend for the hhgregg team. Only have two races left, we need to continue to work hard.
Indianapolis 500 champion Alexander Rossi in the No.98 Castrol/EDGE Curb/Honda finished the Firestone 600 in Texas in 11th place and speaking ahead of the race in Watkins Glen he commented by saying:
I’m looking forward to getting to Watkins Glen this weekend and to be a part of the Verizon IndyCar Series’ return to this historical track. We’ve tested there twice and it has quickly become one of my favorite tracks. There are two races left to get back on the podium, so the pressure is on and I’m excited.
Marco Andretti in the No.27 United Fiber & Data/Snapple Honda finished the Firestone 600 last time out in 12th place and looking ahead to Watkins Glen he commented by saying:
I can’t wait to get back to The Glen. In 2006, I felt that it could have been my first win and I enjoy the track. I want to end the year with strong results so that we can start looking toward to 2017.
Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda restarted the Firestone 600 from second place behind James Hinchcliffe and went on to finish the race in 13th place. Hunter Reay has won at Watkins Glen before having taken victory for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in 2008.
Speaking ahead of the race this weekend, Hunter Reay commented by saying:
We’re all really looking forward to returning to Watkins Glen this weekend. In 2008, I had a breakthrough win here, made some great memories and we’re looking to make more this weekend. Hopefully we can keep our string of bad luck at bay for the final two races of the season. DHL, AutoNation, Honda and all our partners on the 28 car should’ve been in victory lane with us already this season. Hopefully we can make that happen this weekend at Watkins Glen.