Ed Carpenter Racing’s Conor Daly in the No.20 U.S Air Force Chevrolet says that it felt good to be in a position to fight with people in today’s Honda Indy 200 presented by HPD Ridgeline at the Mid-Ohio Sportscar course after coming from 24th place on the grid to finish the event in 15th place and speaking following the race he said:
24th to 15th, a decent effort! We were quite fast, we were putting in laps that were Top 5 pace wise. It is just tough when you start so far back. I was behind (Simon) Pagenaud at the end and it was really, really difficult to overtake. It’s not too bad when you’re fighting with Penske cars! As rough as the weekend had been going, it felt good to be in a position to fight with people today.
In his first race since breaking his shoulder, Rinus VeeKay in the No.21 Sonax Chevrolet started the race from eleventh place and came home in 16th place and speaking following the race he said:
That was a tough race. We had some really good opening laps and restarts, we got from 11th to 7th. We got stuck behind traffic after the first pit stop and were struggling on the black tires. It was tough to keep the car on the track, which I did almost all the time! My shoulder felt really good though, I had no problems with that. On to Nashville!