Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Autosport’s Colton Herta in the No.88 Capstone #ShiftToGreen Honda says he kind of left everything out there after coming up a little short in his battle for victory against Will Power.
Herta ended the race in second place just ahead of his team mate Alexander Rossi and speaking following the race he commented saying:
“I think I kind of left everything out there. I used up a lot of my tires trying to catch back up to those guys. We just didn’t really have it at the end. I think I burned up the rears a little bit too much to the point where Will (Power) could hold me back. I do think we were a little bit faster than him, but, unfortunately, we just didn’t put it together in the first stint until too far back, and that kind of hurt us going into the next two stints.
Alexander Rossi in the No.27 AutoNation NAPA Auto Parts Honda ended the race in third place and speaking following the action he commented saying:
Ultimately, another good day. It was the best qualifying we’ve had all year, so it’s good to be able so start up front, finally. I think our pace through the first two stints was good. I think me, Will (Power) and Colton (Herta) were kind of in our own league, and it was kind of whoever could make the best last stint happen. We went with blacks (primary tire) because we thought it was a good option. We were the only car that did blacks on the last stint. Ultimately, we tried something different – I’m not mad about it – but it was the wrong tire choice. Did it cost us the win? Maybe not. Did it cost us second? Probably. But, ultimately, four races, four podiums, and we’re pretty happy.”
Andretti Autosport’s Marco Andretti in the No.98 AutoNation Honda came home in 22nd place and speaking following the action he said:
2020 continues to be challenging for us. We’re just focusing forward to St. Pete and doing all we can to end the season on a good result
James Hinchliffe in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda came home in 13th and speaking following the action he commented saying:
It seems like an awful lot of work to only pick up one spot (in points), but with the race length the way it was, and the fuel situation the way it was, everyone was kind of in a similar boat. It was just how and when you use your tires. I think we did a good job in that sense. We had a lot of good races with guys out there. I got bumped off track by Santino (Ferrucci) at one point, which definitely cost a bit of time, and held up by some lapped cars at one point. Ultimately, it was a pretty lock-step race. I’m just happy to bring the Gainbridge car home is a somewhat reasonable position, and it gives us something to build off of for St. Pete.”
Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda came home in 16th and speaking following the action he said:
Tough day overall. We gambled on a strategy that just fell on its head. We took a roll of the dice on the three-stopper, and it just didn’t pan out. It was a day full of taking risks – starting on blacks (primary tires), going with the three-stop strategy – but none of it panned out for us. It’s similar to 2020 in a nutshell