AJ Foyt Racing’s Conor Daly in the No.4 ABC Supply Co Chevrolet said he felt that the team had a positive opening day at the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio sports car course on Friday.
Daly finished the day in 17th place, completing 18 laps with a fastest time of 01:05.2975s and speaking following the day of action, he commented by saying:
I think we found a few things that we need, but we also weren’t able to take advantage of our (Firestone alternate) red tires as well as we would have liked. I think the car’s balance is a little bit different on the reds than on the (Firestone primary) blacks, so hopefully we can try and sort that out. But I think it’s a positive day for us. It’s close, it’s very, very close. We need two-tenths to be in the top 10, so that’s very typical of Mid-Ohio, so hopefully, we can get some of that out of it.
Daly’s team mate Carlos Munoz in the No.14 ABC Supply Co Chevrolet ended the day with the slowest time of the day with a time of 01:05.4686s and speaking following the action he commented by saying:
The second session was a little bit of a mess. I think we did just one run because we had some electrical issues in the car, so the first part of the session we were just figuring out what happened there. Then we put (Firestone alternate) red tires on and it started raining, and then the last few laps, the tires weren’t the same. So we have to look to tomorrow to still improve.” (About his overall day): “It’s hard to judge. When the session didn’t go nice and smooth, the thing is we’re still missing a little bit to be in the top 10.