Andretti Autosport’s James Hinchcliffe in the No.29 Genesys Honda says it’s always nice to have a smooth day as he topped the times on the opening day of practice for the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge which takes place on Sunday August 23.

Speaking to Paddock Eye during a Zoom media call on Wednesday he said:

I mean, it’s always nice to have a smooth day. It’s only day one in practice. Practice doesn’t mean a whole ton. But that said, obviously everybody on the Genesys car and everybody at Andretti Autosport has done an incredible job preparing not just the 29 but all these cars.

I think rolling off the truck and having a bunch of cars run smooth, we didn’t have any small little problems, weren’t chasing any weird handling gremlins, it was a pretty smooth day.

Regardless of pace, if you have a smooth day like that, it’s always a nice way to start the week and gives you a little bit of confidence. But the pace at this point is not super relevant, but definitely nice to know you’re not sitting there trying to figure out how you’re going to claw back.

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