Defending Indianapolis 500 winner Will Power who drives the No.12 Verizon 5G Team Penske Chevrolet said it was very difficult to make his car work in traffic after he finished Carb Day in 10th place.
Speaking following the action the Australian who picked up his baby Borg on Saturday said:
“It’s very, very difficult to make the car work in traffic. We’ll go back and talk about it and see what kind of changes we need to make.” (About if he is frustrated): “Yeah, we’re not good enough at the moment. I don’t really see anyone good out there. I haven’t seen anyone that looks spectacular. But based off last year, the car’s definitely not as nice.”
Three time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves in the No.3 Pennzoil Chevrolet ended Friday’s action in 12th place with a speed of 224.152MPH and speaking following his session the Brazilian said:
We collected a lot of data and understood some bad things and we learned some good things in case we need to use the data during the race. It was a little tough in traffic. I’d be running 230 miles an hour and come up behind someone doing 190. It’s a little unrealistic, to be honest I do believe that we learned some things that will be useful during the race.
Series points leader Josef Newgarden in the No.2 Shell V-Power Nitro+ Chevrolet ended the day in 13th place and speaking following the session he said:
The final practice went OK. I think the car is in the window. We just need to make sure that we get it right on race day. It’s nice to get some laps. We did some pit stops. The guys looked really good. It’s time for the race.”
Pole sitter Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 Menards Chevrolet was 22nd fastest and speaking following the action he said:
Had a great time in the Menards Chevy. It’s good to get a reading on the car in these temps because it’s a bit complicated as far as all of the different factors the engineers consider. We aren’t going to leave any stones unturned and we’ll be ready on Sunday.”