Andretti Autosport’s James Hinchcliffe in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda says it is fitting that the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season is ending with the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg this weekend where if was meant to start in March and speaking ahead of the race the Mayor of HinchTown said:
“I know we’ve usually wrapped up the season well before the end of October, but it’s still weird to think the season is coming to an end in St. Pete. I’m obviously very thankful to Andretti Autosport and Gainbridge for the chance to be in the race this week and just really want to end the year with a strong result. I love this track and this event, and it’s great that we get fans back again. We were all ready to race St. Pete when the racing world shut down back in March, so it seems fitting that we will wrap up a wild 2020 season here.”
Alexander Rossi in the No.27 AutoNation NAPA Auto Parts Honda is delighted that the NTT IndyCar Series has been able to run their season in 2020 and speaking ahead of the race he said:
What an accomplishment by the series, promoter, and city to be able to get back to where the 2020 season almost began in St. Pete. I am so thankful that we get to have this event as our season finale, and hopefully we can continue our run of podiums to finish out the year. If all the stars align, I know we can get a win before it’s all said and done.”
Ryan Hunter-Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda is looking forward to his home race this weekend saying:
I think it’s safe to say everyone is thrilled with the opportunity to compete at St. Pete. Usually, this would be our season opener, yet we’re finishing the season there, and it’s our first street course race of the season. Odd year, to say the least. Historically, St. Pete has been one of our stronger tracks on the schedule and it’s my home race, so I’m really looking forward to the race weekend.”
Colton Herta in No.88 Capestone #ShiftToGreen Honda goes into the race this weekend in thord place in the championship and speaking about the race he said:
Very excited to finish the season in St. Pete and grateful for the opportunity to do so. We’re looking to finish the season strong with the 88 Capstone #ShiftToGreen Honda. It’s even better to be able to race with fans there.
Marco Andretti in the No.98 AutoNation /Curb Honda is looking forward to the race this weekend saying:
It’s been a dismal season, results-wise, but we have the pace to make something good happen to close the year. I’m approaching St. Pete for momentum into next year. Great place to start or end the year.