The No.11 Team Hydroxycut KVSH Racing Chevrolet of Sebastien Bourdais endured a tough race at the Barber Motorsports Park circuit, having qualified for the race in fifth place, the Frenchman collided with reigning series champion Scott Dixon as the pair battled over fourth place on lap 3.
Boudais held up his hands and admitted that it was his fault with the incident also causing damage to Graham Rahal’s No.15 PennGrade Motor Oil Honda and speaking following the race Bourdais stated:
Obviously not what we wanted today. I feel really sorry for Scott (Dixon). He was collateral damage in something that was not in any way his fault. I was fighting with Graham (Rahal), side-by-side with him, trying to hold position and Scott was probably trying to do the crossover on the inside in turn five on someone. I was boxed in. Scott in front and Graham on the right, there was no escaping from there. It is my fault, so I have to apologize for that. It is a shame because the car had pace. I held the gap with Simon (Pagenaud) despite running into some traffic. I definitely had the car to contend at the front. I just couldn’t show it. I am very disappointed for the Europa – KVSH Racing guys. They worked really hard all weekend. This was a wasted opportunity, but there is nothing I can do about that now, so just move on and try not to make a mistake like that again.
The Frenchman ended the race in 16th place.