Dale Coyne with Vasser Sullivan Racing’s Santino Ferrucci in the No.18 Team SealMaster heads into this weekend’s double header Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway followinv a fourth place finish in the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge in fourth place.
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s event he said:
We’re coming off the Indy 500 with huge momentum heading into the Bommarito Automotive Group doubleheader. I’m super confident we can build on that momentum, and I can’t wait to get back to racing for SealMaster, Bommarito and all of our sponsors. We felt like we had the race won last year, leading almost 100 laps. So, I’ve been waiting to get back there ever since. I think we have a really good chance at getting a win, especially with the doubleheader format.”
Alex Palou is excited about this weekend saying:
I’m super excited about racing at World Wide Technology Raceway (Gateway) this weekend, mainly because I now have much more experience on an oval with these last two weeks at Indianapolis, where I felt really comfortable. Already in Iowa, I think we made a big step forward, but I think Indy was the big moment where it clicked, and I gained confidence and feel ready to fight for races on ovals. Even if we had the accident, looking back at Indy we had an amazing two weeks. Until that moment, I think we were in a good spot to fight for the win. It was unfortunate and my mistake, but the team showed that we have the speed. Going to Gateway, if we look at the race last year, the team did an amazing job. They were close to accomplishing a 1-2 finish, so hopefully, we can try and do the same this year with Santino (Ferrucci). Last week we had the opportunity to do some simulator work for Gateway, and we learned a lot, I learned even more. It was my first oval work on a simulator, and that always helps me. Hopefully, we can have a really good weekend