Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden in the No.2 Snap-On Chevrolet felt the outfit had a good run in Saturday’s GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the road course. Starting the race from second place the Tennessee native had a competitive race with his crew executing their stops well and coming home in fourth place which gives the team plenty of momentum heading into next weeks practice action for the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.

Speaking following the race, Newgarden said:

It was a good run for us today with a fourth-place finish with the No. 2 Snap-on Chevy. Even though it was a good run, it’s a bit disappointing because we thought we had a winning car coming into the race, especially after qualifying second. It just didn’t pan out. We were a little shy on pace, but still a good weekend. Team Chevy has done such a good job for us, and they won the race today, which is great. And to represent Snap-on today was special. The livery looked great and I’m happy to get a good result for one of the team’s longest-running partnerships.”

Scott McLaughlin in the No.3 PPG Chevrolet started the race from fifth place and came home in eighth place and speaking following the race he said:

Not a bad day for the No. 3 PPG Chevy. We were probably a top-six car, but we got caught behind some lapped cars, and lost a bit of position on pit sequence at the end. An eighth-place effort is still a very solid result for us in the end. We wanted to be in the top eight in the standings heading into the Indy 500 and that’s where we are. Hopefully we can have a big leadup to the biggest race of my life. I’m really proud of everyone because we’ve completed every lap so far this year. To have three top-10s in a row is a pretty cool thing.

Will Power in the No.12 Verizon 5G Chevrolet started the race from 12th thanks to a mishap in qualifying on Friday and speaking after coming home in 11th he said:

We obviously started from behind a bit with mishap in qualifying yesterday. The pace out there today was so strong that it was very difficult to make up many positions, especially when you trying to get into the top 10 or top five. I thought the pace of the Verizon 5G Chevy was good today, and if we have a better qualifying session I think we have a solid points day. Now we’ll take a couple days to prepare and get ready to start work on winning the Indianapolis 500.”

Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 Menards Chevrolet started the race from 10th place and ended the event in sixth place and speaking following the action the 2019 Indianapolis 500 winner commented saying:

We made up a lot of track position today and that makes me very proud of everyone on the No. 22 Menards Chevy team. Once again, our pit stops were amazing. My guys on pit road continue to get the job done every week. We have the pace and we’re very close to putting it all together. I can’t wait for the Indianapolis 500

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