Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda heads into this weekend’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway hoping to carry his momentum from his victory in Detroit race 2 last Sunday into the Texas event.
Speaking ahead of the race this weekend, Hunter Reay who is currently in four place in the Verizon IndyCar Series standings on 278 points commented by saying:
Texas is always an exciting race under the lights. The conditions this weekend will be very hot, so it will be interesting to see how that affects the racing. We have a few top 10s at Texas Motor Speedway, but it’s a track we haven’t been able to add to a win list yet. Coming off a strong weekend in Detroit for the DHL team, we’re hoping to keep the momentum rolling.
Marco Andretti in the No.98 US Concrete Bryan Herta Autosport Honda goes into the race in Texas this weekend looking to build on a strong showing in Detroit which included taking the Verizon P1 Award for race one of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Lear.
Speaking ahead of the race at Texas Motor Speedway, Marco Andretti said:
Coming off a solid weekend in Detroit, we’re eager to keep pushing our way up in points. There’s no denying that Texas isn’t one of my favorite races, and the heat is going to be brutal, but we’re going to give it everything we have to bring home a good result for U.S. Concrete in their backyard.
Alexander Rossi driving the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda goes into the Texas weekend in third place in the series championship on 298 points having come out of the Detroit weekend with a podium finish in race one where he came home in third place behind his Andretti Autosport team mate Ryan Hunter Reay while in race two he came home in 12th place.
Speaking ahead of the DXC Technology 600, Rossi said:
Texas has been an interesting race for us the past couple years and with this new car it’s going to be a curve ball for everyone to learn in a short period of time. The temperatures look very hot, but we’ve always had strong cars there in the past – we qualified third there last year. Hopefully we can have that same qualifying performance with a better outcome and recover some of the points we missed in Detroit. These NAPA AUTO PARTS guys have been working their tails off to give me the best car and they deserve to be leading this championship.
Zach Veach in the No.26 Relay/Group 1001 Honda has never raced at Texas Motor Speedway before and heads into the weekend off the back of a solid weekend in Detroit where he finished in 12th and 13th place respectively.
Speaking ahead of the DXC Technology 600, Veach said:
Texas has been a race I’ve been looking forward to racing the past five years. I don’t think anyone would argue with me that it’s had some of the best Indy car racing we’ve seen. I’ve always been of a fan of night races and fast ovals, they make for an exciting combination — on new tires when everyone is pushing pretty hard, it can be very exciting. I’m ready to go out there and race for the very first time and see if we can be there in the end because finishing this race is an achievement all in itself.”