Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda says he loves racing in Iowa as the NTT IndyCar Series prepares for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway this weekend.
Speaking ahead of the race this weekend, the Californian who is just four points behind championship leader Josef Newgarden following his third place finish in Toronto he said:
“I love racing at Iowa – it’s such a unique track that keeps us on edge for the whole distance. Racing under the lights this year is just going to be an added bonus.
In 12 previous starts here, Marco Andretti in the No.98 US Concrete Honda has ome victory which came in 2011 and speaking ahead of the race this weekend he said:
“I always like going to Iowa and I’m excited it’s back to a night race. The track has gotten bumpy, so we need to get the Andretti Autosport magic back and fight for another solid result at the track. It is going to be a super hot race, so we’ll need to get the car to comfortable position over the long stints.
Zach Veach in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda loves short ovals and speaking ahead of the race this weekend he said:
“I really love the short ovals – it’s just classic American racing. Iowa Speedway is the one place you feel like you can really make a difference and out-drive people. I can’t wait. We had a really good race car at Iowa last year, passed quite a few cars and I expect we will have a good car again, and hopefully we can drive to where we need to be.”
Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda is hoping for a better race this weekend following a disappointing race in Toronto last time out:
m excited to return to Iowa, especially now that it is back to a night race. We’ve made four trips to victory lane in the past and hopefully we’ll be ending the weekend back in the winner’s circle with the DHL Honda. We’re just over halfway through the season so we have to turn our luck around and get some strong results.”