Dale Coyne Racing’s Conor Daly secured his best Verizon IndyCar Series start at the Kohler Grand Prix at the Road America starting the race from ninth place. The Indiana native made his way up to sixth place before a suspension failure on lap 9 of the race and speaking following the race he commented by saying:
It just went so fast, it felt like I got clipped by Ryan (Hunter-Reay) but clearly that wasn’t the case. After looking at the car, we now know that there was a left rear suspension failure. I never had something like that happen before. Other than that, it was nice to be consistently running up front and trying to chase down the Penske cars. It’s a tough race for sure but the team gave me a good car that I could race with so that was nice. I guess these things happen, we just have to move on. Finally, I also want to say how awesome it is to be racing here at Road America, and seeing all the fans that came out. What a great event. I hope we come back next year!
Gabby Chaves in the No.19 Boy Scouts of America Honda started the race from 19th place and ended the race in 19th place and speaking following the race he commented by saying:
First of all I want to thank all the fans for coming out. It’s great to see so many people here. It’s one of my favorite tracks and hopefully we get to come back year after year. As for our race, I think I could’ve maybe saved a Top-12 finish but unfortunately it looked like we had some sort of electrical issue with our pit lane speed limiter and we were just getting pit lane speed violations every time we came in the pits, which is weird because it was fine in practice. I made sure every time we were at the line that we were where we needed to be and we got two in a row, so I guess these things happen. I just had to do it manually at the end. It hurt us though because we lost a lap and a half.