Andretti Autosport’s drivers are ready for the West Coast Swing as the NTT INDYCAR SERIES heads west for the final two races of the 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season, starting with this weekend’s BitNile Grand Prix of Portland at the Portland International Raceway.
Chief Operating Officer of Andretti Autosport Rob Edwards said:
“It’s time to head West for the last two races of the 2023 season. We’re hoping for better weather than we experienced at World Wide Technology Raceway this past weekend. As a team, we already enjoyed a successful event at Portland in June with the Avalanche Andretti Formula E team when Jake Dennis secured a second-place finish on his way to the Drivers Championship. We’ll be looking for Colton, Kyle, Romain or Devlin to go one step better than Jake on the podium this weekend!”
Romain Grosjean is looking forward to the weekend saying:
“There is no room for mistakes in Portland. It’s a very short circuit with difficult corners. Last year Portland was a hard race for me, but we’re hoping that we can take what we learned and finish up front.”
Colton Herta in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda commented saying:
“Portland is always an interesting race. It seems like a yellow always comes out right at the end of it to shake things up. The racing is exciting, and the fans are great. It’s obvious that the fans in the Northwest have a real love for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. I’m looking forward to getting back on a road course and hopefully leaving Portland with a strong result.”
Kyle Kirkwood, who won the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach and the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix of Nashville, is looking forward to the race this weekend, saying:
“Portland reminds me of a karting track with the high-speed section that you have at the end before coming down the front straight and are pretty much going from 190 mph to stopped. It’s definitely a hectic race, but we’re feeling good heading into Portland.”
Devlin DeFrancesco is looking forward to the race this weekend saying:
“Portland is quite a tight track with a short lap – it’s a very fast road course. It’s definitely one of the most enjoyable laps of the year. I am excited to get back on track and kick off the final two races of the season in the No. 29 Sapphire Gas Solutions Honda.”
The season-ending Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey takes place in two weeks at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.