Arrow McLaren’s Tony Kanaan in the No.66 SmartStop Chevrolet was the fastest Arrow McLaren driver on Carb Day as he ended Friday’s final track action ahead of Sunday’s 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge as he finished the day in 11th place with a speed of 225.440MPH and speaking following the action he commented saying:
We went through some pit stops and tried a couple things to fine-tune the car for Sunday. I think we’re happy and ready to go.
“The crowd at Carb Day today was unbelievable, this is back to the old days. It’s amazing. We keep saying this, but we fought to grow this series to the way it used to be, and now it’s back.
Alexander Rossi in the No.7 VELO Chevrolet was P14 with a speed of 225.233MPH and speaking following the action he said:
“First of all, it’s amazing to see so many people turn out on a Friday morning for practice. The fan turnout the past two weeks has been amazing, so thanks to everyone. From our side, we got through our program. The car feels really nice, and I think we’re all cautiously optimistic about what we can accomplish on Sunday.”
Pato O’Ward was 15th with a speed of 225.114MPH and speaking following the action he commented saying:
”We spent the session just dialing in our race car. We ended pretty happy, so I’m pleased with the changes that we made and with how it’s feeling. Obviously, race day, you never know if it’s going to be identical to this or not, so I think it’s a good start for sure. We’re starting in the middle of the second row, so that’s a definitely a good position.”
Felix Rosenqvist was 28h and speaking following the action he commented saying:
”I thought it was pretty much where we wanted to end. It was a smooth Carb Day. The car felt good in traffic and it felt good up front. We did a full run and it felt like we had a good car over the stint, so we said let’s not risk it. We parked it and did some pit stops and cut the session short a bit. So it’s a good feeling going into the big one.”
Arrow McLaren Race Director Gavin Ward commented saying:
“Well, that’s practice done. I think everyone finished in a pretty happy place. That’s what you want here. You want to be able to kind of put it away and go racing. We went through our program, tried a few different downforce levels, and got some hot stop practice with the crews for pit stops. So, let’s go.”