Team Penske’s Will Power in the No.12 Verizon 5G Chevrolet was left a little sore after tweaking his hand in an accident in the opening laps of the race as he attempted to overtake Scott Dixon which resulted in the Australian spinning and being hit by Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan Racing’s Ed Jones.
“I left my hand on the wheel. I should have probably taken it off. The smoke I made made it worse. I thought I could almost keep going but it went backwards and [I] got nailed. Just unfortunate. Could have had a really good day.”
“(Scott) Dixon was on reds. He was obviously very keen to get by. I battled with him. Knowing that corner, I actually slowed it up a lot. He would have gotten me if he gave me more room. He just squeezed me down so tight, but it spun me out. Honestly I should have been aware that he was going to be keen to get by and almost give up the position. I thought if I could it, it would put us in a really great position with those guys whose tires were burning off. It’s hard to give up a spot. He squeezed my very tight. I didn’t think that was very fair.”