Andretti Global’s Chief Operating Officer Rob Edwards says that the team survived Carb Day on Friday, the last practice session ahead of Sunday’s 108th running the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.

We survived Carb Day. We have a few issues to work through before the race, but I think generally we’re in good shape. Obviously, we have a couple of cars that are pretty strong, and a couple of cars that we need to look at a few things. All in all, I think we’re in good shape and ready for Sunday.”

Colton Herta in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda who starts Sunday’s race from P13 was fourth fastest and speaking after setting the fourth fastest speed of 226.220MPH he said:

To be honest, people were driving pretty aggressively and running others in super deep this practice session, so it was kind of a similar feel to how the race will be. Although, it always seems like once you get out of practice and into the race, everyone brings it to a whole other level, making it a bit more difficult to pass. Overall, we’ve only made minor changes to the Gainbridge Honda since Monday and I feel really good in the car.

Marcus Ericsson in the No.28 Delaware Life Honda whose struggles in qualifying have been well documented as the 2022 Indy 500 winner starts the race from 32nd was sixth fastest with a speed of 225.418MPH and speaking following the action the Swede said:

Today was actually pretty good for us. Monday was already a good improvement from where we were, but today we took another step forward. The car is on speed and feels good in traffic, which is crucial for Sunday. It was an overall good session and we’re happy to end the day in P6.”

Marco Andretti who was P18 says that the team just don’t have the speed they had on Monday and speaking following Carb Day he said:

The MAPEI / CURB Honda feels really good, but we just don’t have the speed we had on Monday. We’ll take a look and make sure we’re ready to go on Sunday.”

Kyle Kirkwood in the No.27 AutoNation Honda was 23rd fastest with a speed of 224.153MPH and speaking following the action he said:

We just finished up the Carb Day practice session and we’re feeling pretty happy with the AutoNation Honda. We went through our standard checklist to make sure that things are running smoothly and only made a couple of small adjustments, but nothing too major. We’re looking strong for Sunday, and I’m excited to see the No. 27 crew compete in the pit stop competition later today.”

Share This