Dale Coyne Racing’s Zachary Claman DeMelo in the No.19 Paysafe Honda scored his best Verizon IndyCar Series result to date as he ended the IndyCar Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course in 12th place.

The Canadian worked his way up to 11th place from 19th place on the grid by the end of the opening lap.

Speaking following the race he commented by saying:

It was a really fun start. A few people had incidents, so I saw a few open holes and I just took them. “It’s just unfortunate about the small issue we had before our first pit stop that cost us some time. Without that issue on our in lap, we probably could have been in the top 10 easily at the end.  We’re not quite sure what the issue was so we’re looking into it. We’re really happy with how the race went, our pace was strong aboard the Paysafe car and it was great to be out there. Overall, I’m happy with the result, it’s good for me, I learned a lot and I’m happy for the team.

The No.19 Honda will be back on track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday as testing gets underway for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

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