Dale Coyne Racing’s Ed Jones in the No.19 Boy Scouts of America Honda ended the second day of official Indianapolis 500 practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the fastest of the three Coyne cars.
Jones ended the day in 15th place having completed 85 laps of the Speedway and speaking following the session he commented saying:
The day started off quite difficult. There were a few changes to the car that we had to make to adjust to certain things. It took a bit longer than we expected, but once we got up to speed we did a lot of traffic running. I learned a massive amount today and felt really comfortable towards the end and we were able to start passing a few cars. I think the first two days have been solid, as well as they could have gone, and I’m happy with the progress we’re making.”
Sebastien Bourdais on the No.18 Sonny’s BBQ Honda ended the day in 15th place having completed 91 laps and speaking following his time in the car the Frenchman commented by saying:
It was really good. It was a really good day for us. I’ve never had a car like that, that I can do whatever I want with it. It’s pretty nice. I have to say that the Dale Coyne Racing crew did a heck of a job. The setup is really, really close. It’s all condition related after that. It’s kind of windy, it’s pretty hot, so if you can make the car work in those conditions, you’re in pretty good shape.”
Pippa Mann in the No.63 Honda endured a tough day ending up with the 32nd fastest time and speaking following the session she said:
“Today was a really tough day for the No. 63 Dale Coyne Racing car at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This track is like this, and you will have days like this, but we have a great crew on the No. 63 car and they will figure this out overnight and we will come back strong tomorrow.”