AJ Foyt Racing’s Santino Ferrucci in the No.14 Sexton Properties Chevrolet says that it was a fantastic day for the entire team in the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg presented by RP Funding, the 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season-opening race. Ferrucci started the race from 14th place and came through to finish the 100-lap race just outside the top ten in 11th place and speaking following the action he said:

“Obviously a fantastic race day for us. You know, this event was a little bit more of a qualifying race than it was anything else and starting 14th, we avoided some good carnage early, and moved up a couple of positions. First stop, there was a little bit of a hiccup, lost a couple there, but we made them back. And we just kind of did our own thing. We were in a big fuel save like everybody else. You know, we made it work. We stayed clean. We didn’t touch another car. We didn’t touch the walls all day. And we had a really clean green flag stop. Had a solid restart and we picked up a couple more positions. It was solid way to start the season with the Sexton Properties Chevrolet!”

It was a disappointing debut with AJ Foyt Racing for Sting Ray Robb in the No.41 Pray.com Chevrolet. Robb started the race from 24th place and was classified in 26th place after going off-track and speaking following the action he commented:

“It was a tough day today. The start was not great, but once we settled in, I think that we had better pace than the guys in front of us. And on the first pitstop we made up a couple of spots, which was really good by the crew. We went on a different strategy from the guys in front of us so I think that we were just going to keep moving forward. After the restart, we gained a position, but then we had a brake failure. It’s something I think we’ve been struggling with through the year so far, just getting the brakes too hot. So it’s something to look at. I think that’ll be a little project that we get to do before the next race but for the most part, I think that we’re still heads up. We have a good car and I think that Santino’s performance today showed that we’re capable of doing a lot better than what we did and we’re looking forward to the next one with the Pray.com Chevrolet.”

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