The Verizon IndyCar Series returns this weekend following their summer break with the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway, a home race for Andretti Autosport’s Marco Andretti. This weekend, Andretti carries United Fiber and Data as his primary sponsor and is aiming for a strong result in front of his home crowd.
Speaking about this race he commented by saying:
Pocono is an important race to me as it is a home race and I will have a lot of family and friends at the track cheering us on. UFD is also based nearby and it would be great to have a good result for Bill [Hynes], Chad [Taylor] and the whole UFD family. We’ve sat on the pole at Pocono but not on the podium, so I can’t help but feel like I have unfinished business in Long Pond.
Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.27 DHL Honda heads to Pocono, the scene of his last win in 2015, having finished on the podium here last season and speaking ahead of the race this weekend he commented by saying:
“I’ve really been looking forward to getting back to Pocono. There’s no doubt the DHL Honda has been very strong here the past few years. Last year’s unfortunate electrical issue that occurred while leading sent us to the back of the field, yet we were still able to come all the way back through the field to finish third. As a team, we feel like we have a few things to accomplish at Pocono. Certainly, one of our best chances at a victory over the past year slipped away, so we’re looking for redemption.
Takuma Sato will carry a new primary this weekend with Expedite Home Loans serving as sponsor and speaking ahead of the race, the driver of the No.26 Honda commented by saying:
Pocono Raceway is truly one of my favorite tracks. The venue is set up in a great natural environment that I always enjoy and the track is very challenging. The characteristic of this ‘Tricky Triangle’ is so much fun that every corner is totally different. The sensation of speed going into high-banked Turn 1 is very impressive and the balance of the car shifts, particularly Turn 3, quite neutral as it will gets much less banking, is very, very challenging. It is followed by a long straight which give us a great overtaking opportunity too, so the race here is always exciting. We have been ultra competitive on the superspeedway and I’m looking forward to have an another super weekend in the Expedite Home Loans car.
Alexander Rossi is looking forward to this weekend’s race in Pocono and speaking about the race he commented by saying:
Pocono is one of my favorite tracks on the calendar and it is a special one with the whole Andretti family being from the area. We have some unfinished business to take care of this weekend from last year when our day ended prematurely after we felt like we had a car to win. This team always has something special for the superspeedways and since it is our last one of the year, we want to make sure to close this portion of the schedule out with a win for the 98 team.