Dale Coyne Racing’s Santiago Ferrucci in the No.19 Paysafe Honda had a fantastic Verizon IndyCar Series debut in the race one of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Lear. Starting the race from 18th place on the grid, Ferrucci got past his team mate Sebastien Bourdais on lap 13.
Ferrucci ran as high as 12th place before he was hit from behind and spun into the wall causing him to retire from the race.
Speaking following the race, the Connecticut native commented by saying:
The #19 Paysafe, Cly-Del Dale Coyne Racing car was absolutely amazing,” “We had a fantastic balance coming out of qualifying. All the engineers did a fantastic job sorting the car out for me during the race. Once I figured out how to fuel save better, we picked up massive time and we were doing a really good job. We were in great shape to get a potential top 10 finish for my first outing in the Verizon IndyCar Series, so it’s disappointing to get run over like that, but that’s racing and we’ll come back stronger tomorrow.