Andretti Autosport head to Pocono Raceway this weekend for the ABC Supply 500 following a strong result last time out in Mid-Ohio.
Three weeks ago, Carlos Munoz in the No.26 Honda started the race from 15th place and came through the field to secure his first podium finish since the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil ending the race in third place behind race winner Simon Pagenaud and Will Power.
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s race the Colombian commented by saying:
“I like going back to Pocono, it is one of my favorite tracks. I have great memories there in both Indy Lights and INDYCAR. We finished fifth there last year and third the year before, so I think we always seem to perform well there. We had a test there a couple weeks ago and the car felt great, but, you know, testing is much more different than the race. So we will have to see how the race goes. Overall, I am excited to get back.
In Mid-Ohio, Marco Andretti came through the field from 21st place on the grid to finish the race in 13th place and speaking ahead of the race in Pocono, which is his home race Andretti commented by saying:
The UFD/ Snapple crew has some unfinished business to get back to from 2013, and this year is the time to do it. It should be a great race for the fans to watch and I expect there to be some crazy restarts. I always enjoy going to Pocono since it’s a home race for me. We have a lot of friends and family come to enjoy the weekend and I really hope we can give them all a great finish.
Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi in the No.98 Castrol/EDGE Honda finished the Honda 200 in 14th place and heads to Pocono as the highest pace rookie in the Sunoco standings and speaking ahead of the race this weekend he commented by saying:
I’m very excited to get to Pocono this weekend for our final (scheduled) oval of the year. Ovals are something that was a big unknown to me at the start of the year, but I have come to enjoy them very much. I think our car had some strength in the test that we did a couple weeks ago and I hope that we can translate into a strong result in a race that means a lot to Andretti Autosport.
Defending Pocono race winner Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda goes into this weekend’s race having started the Honda 200 at Mid Ohio in fourth place but was left disappointed as he ended the race in 18th place and speaking ahead of this weekend’s track action he commented by saying:
Hopefully we can repeat the success we had last year again this weekend. The DHL Honda was great at Pocono last year and we had a great car at Indianapolis this year. Hopefully we can keep that momentum going and the momentum following a very positive test we had at Pocono two weeks ago. It would be great to put a full weekend together where we can execute and extract the full potential from our program.