Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda ended the opening day of track action at the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid Ohio sports car course in as the fastest Andretti Autosport driver in 11th place with a fastest time of 01:04.8599s and speaking following the day of action he commented by saying:
We worked through a few changes today and never really felt like we found the balance where we need to be to be fighting for the (Firestone) Fast Six. We’ll put our heads together tonight and, as a team, try and come up with a setup that works. This has historically been a great track for us – we’ve been on the pole here and have a couple podiums, so hopefully we can get back to that for the DHL team.
Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi in the No.98 Castrol Edge /Curb Honda ended the day in 13th place with a fastest time of 01:04.9086s and speaking following the day of the action he commented by saying:
Certainly a better afternoon than this morning. I think we found a bit of direction. It’s really close to the top. Because of the rain we weren’t able to put everything together so I think the potential is there for a good day tomorrow. I think we just need to dot our I’s and cross our T’s this evening to be fully prepared to attack for more tomorrow.
Carlos Munoz ended the day in 14th place and speaking after setting a time of 01:04.9366s he commented by saying:
It’s a shame we couldn’t run until the end (of the second session). I think we improve the car compared to the first practice session. Everyone is really close from each other. One-tenth (of a second) would put us in the top 10 — it’s really, really, really close. Tomorrow we have to put everything together. I think we still have to do a lot of work together to do something, so let’s see.
Marco Andretti in the No.27 Snapple Honda ended the day in 21st place after setting a time of 01:05.3873s and speaking following the day of action he commented by saying:
We just never got to a point today that felt like the direction to head in. With the rain cutting the second session short, we’re kind of left trying to think through the weekend and what conditions might bring as well. We’ll regroup for tomorrow.