AJ Foyt Racing’s Dalton Kellett in the No.41 K Line Insulators Chevrolet ended the Chevrolet 275 at Michigan International Speedway in 16th place having managed to avoid the opening lap carnage and restarted the race in seventh place.
Speaking following the race the Canadian said:
We knew this race was going to be wild but I honestly didn’t expect it to start before the green flag! I am happy that I was able to weave the K-Line Insulators USA #41 Chevrolet through that chaos. In the end, running a 2-stop strategy hurt us, we needed a splash with six laps to go and came out 16th. Thanks to everyone who tuned in on the broadcast and live streams.
NTT IndyCar Series veteran Tony Kanaan in the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet came home in 18th place and it was the first time this season that TK was able to finish an iRace without any technical issues and speaking following the race he said:
Big crash on the first lap and that put us behind right away. “We couldn’t save fuel, I ran on my own the entire time. We finished this time and I’m glad we got to do the whole race. Good day for us. Despite the results, I think we entertained the fans a lot.
Sebastien Bourdais was held in pit road for 40s for repairs following a clash with Carlin’s Felipe Nasr and finished the race in 20th place having made his way through the carnage at the start from 31st on the grid.
Speaking following the race the Frenchman said:
We were a casualty of the software. “We were told to pit just before the green flag, we did, got serviced and the pits were open but we got held for 40 seconds. So we were almost a lap down as the race was starting which we never really recovered from because there was never a yellow flag. Pretty disappointed for the whole team but we were running strong after that. Got another penalty for 15 seconds on the last fuel stop and not quite sure about why that happened. [Later the team was told about the contact which Bourdais was unaware of at the time of his quote] Tried to play the fuel game but never got that lucky yellow so we’ll keep trying.