Andretti Global Chief Operating Officer Rob Edwards says that it has been a promising start to practice for the 108th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.

Speaking following Wednesday’s action, Rob Edwards said:

The good news is that we got more running in today than we did yesterday. The frustration is that we’ve got only half done of what we would have hoped to have worked through at this point, but I think initially it’s been a promising start. We feel we’ve made some progress with the cars and we certainly feel that Honda has made good progress with the engines. Tomorrow we’ll keep working away on race setups. Fast Friday doesn’t look great at the moment, but we’ll adapt accordingly from there. The race is what we’re here to win, so we’ll keep our focus on that tomorrow.”

Colton Herta in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda was third fastest and the fastest Honda-powered car with a speed of 227.858MPH and speaking following the action he said:

We finally got some laps in. Obviously, we did not get as much as we would have wanted, but the Gainbridge Honda seems fast. It’s still early, but we were happy with how our progression went today after finishing third. Hopefully, we can keep it up for the rest of the month.”

Kyle Kirkwood in No.27 AutoNation Honda set the sixth fastest time with a speed of 227.008MPH.

Speaking following the action he said:

It was good to actually get some running in today after getting rained out yesterday and this morning. I’m pretty happy with the AutoNation Honda. It seems like we’re in a pretty decent spot and a decent window. I believe we finished sixth fastest of the day, so we feel like we’re starting off in a better spot than we did last May so that’s a positive. We still have a lot of practice time to work through, but it feels like everything is clicking so far.”

Marcus Ericsson in the No.28 Delaware Life Honda was 16th with a speed of 225.227mph and speaking following the action he commented saying:

“It was good to finally get some laps in today after a lot of waiting around. I think the Delaware Life Honda feels good out there. We’ve been focusing on race running, just trying to be comfortable in traffic and really fine-tuning that race setup. It was a bit of a shame because we made some changes back in the garage we wanted to get a read on, but the rain came again. We should have some good data to look at overnight and hopefully we’ll have a nice, dry day tomorrow.”

Marco Andretti in the No.98 MAPEI / Curb Honda set the 22nd fastest time with a speed of 224.694MPH and speaking following the action he said:

Unfortunately we don’t have much to report. We just kept getting caught out in the cadence of the day. We wanted to get some big changes done today so we didn’t have to deal with them later in the week, but that meant we didn’t get a ton of track time today. We would’ve liked to run the last half of the day to get a read on some of those changes, but it just didn’t happen. It is what it is though, that’s Indy.”

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