Andretti Autosport’s drivers look forward to this weekend’s Sonsio Grand Prix of Road America as the NTT INDYCAR SERIES heads to Wisconsin.

Speaking ahead of the race this weekend, Colton Herta, who will make his sixth start at Road America having previously secured one pole (2019) and a second-place finish (2021). In 2020, Herta also claimed two top-five finishes during a doubleheader weekend commented saying:

“Road America is an awesome track. With it being repaved, there is a brand-new dynamic to it. The repaved track is going to add to some adjustments and it’s going to be a lot faster with more grip from the track sealant. There might be some better overtaking opportunities than we’ve seen in prior years, so I’m ready to get the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda out there to see what we can do.”

Kyle Kirkwood will make his second NTT INDYCAR SERIES start at Road America. During his 2021 debut at this track in INDY NXT, Kirkwood won Race 1 of the doubleheader weekend and looking ahead to the race this year the Long Beach race winner said:

“Road America is just such a staple in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. It’s a very high-speed track and it can catch you out quickly, but it’s a track that we all love going to each year. The track is in the middle of Wisconsin, so you don’t really expect there to be a lot of fans. However, that place always gets filled with people, and it’s all true race enthusiasts. The AutoNation team has a lot of momentum coming out of Detroit that we’re looking to carry into Road America this weekend.”

Sporting the Delaware Life / DHL livery, Romain Grosjean will make his third INDYCAR start at Road America. Grosjean has secured two top-five finishes at this race coming in fifth in 2021 and fourth in 2022 and looking ahead to the race this weekend he said:

“There’s quite a bit of elevation going on at Road America and it brings a lot of challenges as well. However, it’s a big one in the season and probably my favorite track in the United States. I love the feeling of Road America and I’m looking forward to being back in the Delaware Life / DHL Honda to try for another podium.”

Devlin DeFrancesco is also back for his second appearance at Road America in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. During his 2021 INDY NXT debut at this track, Devlin secured two top-10 finishes during the doubleheader weekend, and looking ahead to the race this weekend the Italian Canadian said:

“Road America is my favorite road course on the calendar. It has been repaved, so I’m not sure what to expect but I’m sure it’s going to be very fast once we get back. Last year, it was one of my strongest performances in terms of pace, so I am looking forward to going back there and having some redemption in the Evtec Honda.”

Andretti Autosport Chief Operating Officer Rob Edwards commented saying:

“From the streets of Detroit, we move to the flowing natural road course at Road America. The track is a favorite for all of the drivers. Since last year the circuit has been fully resurfaced and based on recent testing, we should expect Alex Zanardi’s track record from 1998 (1:41.874) to be challenged. We have had fast cars in the race at Indy and at Detroit and our focus will be on executing in the race to turn our speed into solid results.”

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