NTT INDYCAR SERIES veteran Helio Castroneves in the No.06 AutoNation Sirius XM Meyer Shank Racing Honda started Sunday’s PPG375 at Texas Motor Speedway from 21st place and came through the crazy race to finish the 250-lap event in tenth.
Speaking following the action, the Brazilian commented saying:
Really great finish for the No. 06 AutoNation / SiriusXM car today. With a little bit of patience and great teamwork – and I cannot emphasize that enough because they gave me a great strategy and that’s how we were able to move up. We didn’t have the fastest car if I’m being honest, but we stayed out of trouble and we did what we needed to do. It’s a great start to the season for us, we did not have a race in St. Pete, so for us it’s a great s
Simon Pagenaud in the No.60 AutoNation Sirius XM Honda started the race from 22nd place and came home in 17th and speaking following the race, the Frenchman commented saying:
We started the race really well, but then what we found in qualifying continued into the race – the car was very slow. Fortunately the handling was ok and the entire team did a great job extracting the best out of the car. Now we need to work and figure out what is going on. It’s certainly a big set back and it’s not where we want to be. Helio did a great job with P10 so congrats to him and the 06 crew. We finished the race in one-piece this time, but overall we have to do better