Juncos Hollinger Racing’s Callum Ilott in the No.77 Pay.com Chevrolet starts today’s season-ending Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey from 20th.

Speaking following qualifying at WeatherTech Raceway, Ilott said:

“It was a pretty interesting day. I think we had a bit more potential than we showed. It was a bit of a messy day. There’s a lot of, a lot on the track, guys running off the track and bringing it on. Just massive, massive. Trying to get the best I could unfortunately that was the 20 overall, so not so great, especially over the last year, the speed we had here. But yeah, tomorrow’s a new day. They should be good to get everything right and try and move forward. But yeah, we’ve we’ve got a new car, I think has been on the block so far today has been good. Just to get a bit more out of it.”

Agustin Canapino, No. 78 Chevrolet at Juncos Hollinger Racing Chevrolet starts the race from 19th having qualified 13th

The penalty was due to an engine change.

Speaking following the action, Canapino said:

“Really Happy. Our best qualification. P7 in his group, 13th for the race. Unfortunately I have to take a penalty and start 19th. Only four tenths off for my first time at Laguna Seca. Really proud of my team. Thanks to everyone for their hard work. Tomorrow we will go for our best result of the years, and why not rookie-of-the-year.”

Juncos Hollinger Racing team co-owner Ricardo Juncos commented saying:

It’s been a great weekend so far; we have shown a lot of speed in INDYCAR. The track conditions have been difficult, but overall I think that we have shown good speed throughout the weekend.

“Unfortunately for Callum, there was so much dust in front of him during qualifying that it was difficult for him to put a lap together. Agustín did a fantastic job during his first visit to the track, earning P7 in his group. It was amazing to see that performance from him in the last round of
the championship.

“I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s final race of the season. There has clearly been another big improvement from the whole team, and I want to thank every team member for their effort.”

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