Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda is in a great position for tonight’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway as he will roll off from fourth place on the grid.
Speaking after setting a two lap average of 219.537MPH Hunter Reay said:
Overall, the run was pretty good, I think. We put a good 28 DHL Honda out there today. We have a lot more speed than we had at Indy, and I’m definitely happy about that. We need to just focus on the race from here – hopefully have a good race car tomorrow night, make a bunch of good stops and keep going.”
Alexander Rossi in the No.27 GESS Capstone Honda starts the race from 11th place and speaking following qualifying he said:
It was a disappointing run for the GESS / Capstone car, I think we had a faster car than qualifying showed. We missed it on Lap 1, we’ll look and see why that was tonight and go from there. It’s fast laps, but there’s a chance to make up spots tomorrow.
Zach Veach in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda commented on his qualifying saying:
We had a pretty clean run, but we were early and it wasn’t fast enough to hold up. The team’s done an incredible job – the car is good. We lost an engine at the end of the final practice, so our qualifying run was the very first run on this engine. Usually they take about 10 laps to figure out the power levels, and we just didn’t have that. It’s a little hard to get it just right for qualifying when you only have two laps, but I think we did a great job.”
Marco Andretti in the No.98 US Concrete Honda starts the race from 21st place and speaking following the session he said:
The front (of the car) gave up first and then we had a big save – it was a tank slapper all the way throughout. I’m super disappointed, we were on a good run. I turned in flat, but didn’t have it. We’ll have to focus on solid stints tomorrow to get through traffic with the U.S. Concrete car.”