Dale Coyne Racing’s Jack Harvey in the No.18 INVST Honda made up eight positions in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg presented by RP Funding coming from 27th to finish 19th.

Speaking following the action, Harvey said:

Race 1 done with Dale Coyne Racing. Honestly, I feel like we finally started to get a little momentum today. We can work with this entire platform, this program. It’s going to take work, we knew that. We went into the season and into the weekend with our eyes fully open. Properly aware of what the expectations were. At the end of the day, we gained eight positions today. The pit stops were clean and everything on the driving side looked pretty good. Now, we need to continue to work hard and find some raw pace. We know that and we’re going to push ourselves the best we can to do it.”

Colin Braun in the No.51 RWR Honda ended his first INDYCAR SERIES race in 22nd place having started the race from 25th place.

Speaking following the action he commented saying:

I think overall it was a good day for me. My goal was to run all the laps. I made a mistake in Turn 10 and got some brake lockup and it decided to go straight. It took a minute to get it in reverse so we lost one lap, so I guess I missed out on one single lap. I stayed out of trouble, did the pit stops, learned a ton. I saw the track progression, saw what the marbles did offline. It was a lot to take in but these Dale Coyne Racing with RWR guys did great pit stops, I think we had good strategy. Of course everyone wants to finish better and improve but I learned a lot and I’m looking forward to the next one.”

Next up for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES is the $1 million challenger at The Thermal Club in California in two weeks.

Fesh from his debut victory in the INDY NXT presented by Firestone championship, Nolan Siegel will make his NTT INDYCAR SERIES race debut at the Thermal Club.

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