Andretti Autosport had a great day on the final day of practice ahead of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
Fast Friday saw all five Andretti Autosport cars in the top ten with Carlos Munoz ending the session as the fastest of Michael Andretti’s stable. Speaking following the session which saw him finish in fourth place, Munoz commented by saying:
We did what we needed to do. It’s hard to judge the speed because of the tows, but I think we’re looking strong on everything. We will see what is going on for tomorrow. The United Fiber & Data car feels good in both race and qualifying trim so that is a good indication. We’ll see tomorrow what we’ve got.
Marco Andretti in the No.27 Snapple Honda was fifth fastest and speaking following his run in the car he commented by saying:
It was a good day for the Snapple car – very productive. It would have been nice to have had a little more at the end of the day, but I’m particularly happy being third in the no-tow speeds. It shows that we are gong to, hopefully, play for the top nine, and then on Sunday go for Pole.
Townsend Bell was 6th fastest in the No.29 California Pizza Kitchen / Robert Graham Honda and speaking following the session he stated:
It was a good day. We were pleased to get through a couple different set up changes on the California Pizza Kitchen/ Robert Graham car and get a feel for what we want for tomorrow. It’s nice to see all the Andretti cars at the top of the charts again. I think everyone is feeling good and excited for tomorrow.
Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda was seventh fastest and speaking following the session he commented by saying:
We’ve had some issues today, just trying to dial this new engine in. It was a tough day, just trying to break it in. We got going there at the end with the DHL car, but I think the conditions got easier at the end… We’ll see tomorrow.
Alexander Rossi who is driving the No.98 NAPA Auto Parts / Curb Honda was 10th fastest and speaking following the action on Friday he stated:
It was a difficult day, for some weird reason. We’ve been pretty strong up until today so we need to look and see why that is. I think, compared to teammates, we are just missing speed for no apparent reason so we need to look at that tonight. This place is tricky; I guess – it changes day to day. So we just have to work hard tonight and come back stronger tomorrow with the NAPA AUTO PARTS / Curb car.