Andretti Autosport’s Colton Herta in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda had a great REV Group Grand Prix of Road America on Sunday. The Californian who started the race from second came home in second place and speaking following the event he commented saying:

“I’ve been struggling to get on the podium, but it finally happened today. The team did an amazing job. We seemed to lack a little bit of pace to Alex (Palou) and Josef (Newgarden) – they seemed to be the guys to beat. I think we had third-place pace and that’s where we were going to finish until Josef had that problem. The Gainbridge Honda felt really good and the guys did an amazing job in the pits to gain me a few spots. I was able to get us a few more on track and thankfully we were able to come away with a podium.”

Alexander Rossi in the No.27 AutoNation Honda started the race from ninth place and came home in seventh and speaking following the action-packed event he said:

“We were having a good race to start, but ultimately we just never had the pace on the (Firestone Primary) blacks. I felt good on the (Firestone Alternate) reds, but with the way the yellows fell that was the shortest stint of the day. I didn’t really get to do as much with those, which was unfortunate. We also ran out of overtake pretty early. It was just another irrelevant weekend for us.”

Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda started the race from eighth place and ran well inside the top ten but came home in 13th place and speaking following the race he commented saying;

“We just couldn’t ever find that happy spot with the tires. I was loose or had understeer and just never really found the rhythm here as we have in years past. To pour fuel on the fire, we were also dealing with a bunch of cars who took new tires right at the end while we were struggling on burnt up (Firestone Primary) blacks. It just wasn’t our day with the DHL Honda, but we’ll look forward to Mid-Ohio in a few weekends.”

James Hinchcliffe in the No.29 Genesys Honda came through from 19th on the grid to finish the race in 15th and ran as high as eleventh place and speaking following the race he said:

“It was much pretty much the best we could hope for today. The yellows didn’t help us as much as the other guys. We managed to move up a few spots and the guys were good in the pits. The Genesys Honda was great on (Firestone Alternate) reds, but a little trickier on (Firestone Primary) blacks which seemed to be the same for everyone throughout the field. Happy to make some progress, but wish the race would’ve played out a little bit differently and we would’ve been able to get a few more spots.”

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