AJ Foyt Racing’s Conor Daly and Carlos Munoz are looking forward to the final race of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma this weekend. Speaking ahead of the event, Conor DDaly commented by saying:
Sonoma is a beautiful venue and a terrific place to finish off the season. Double-points races have yet to go well for me, but obviously, we plan on turning that around. We’ve had a string of pretty good races going, and there is no reason why we shouldn’t be able to keep the results coming. I’m very happy to have an extra test day before the weekend because each time this year we’ve had good races at places, we’ve tested at those tracks before the race weekend. The more information we can have before qualifying, the better.
Carlos Munoz commented ahead of the race by saying:
Sonoma is really different from Watkins Glen. We’re arriving at a track that doesn’t have a lot of grip from a track that has a lot of grip, so it’s going to be a really weird feeling in the beginning -at least the first couple of laps in the car. Sonoma is a really difficult track because it changes so much from the morning to the afternoon. I think you have to be competitive in the heat because qualifying is at that time and also the race, so I think you have to prepare a car for the heat. It’s a double-points race and our goal is to be the second Chevy team in the championship, which I think we are close to making that happen. It’s been a tough season, especially in the beginning, but we have improved a lot over the season. Race by race, I think we’ve been really good. We’ve been in the top 10 in a few races, so I’m looking forward to finishing the season on a high note. Our team worked really well the whole year even though the circumstances weren’t the best, but I think we will finish strong