Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports David Malukas in the No.18 HMD Motorsports Honda says that he felt that the team could have made it into the Firestone Fast 13.
Malukas, who counts Road America as a home race was quick on Friday and set a 01:41.6562s.
Speaking following the action he said:
We thought we had a shot at the Fast 12 this weekend. With our results in the practice sessions, I really thought that was achievable, but we didn’t make it. It’s so frustrating. We looked at the data and know what the issue was and it’s an easy fix that we can learn from and hopefully that will allow us to make it the Fast 12 in future qualifying sessions. Onto the race, we’re still starting P13, and we can definitely work from there.”
Sting Ray Robb in the No.51 Biohaven Honda for Dale Coyne Racing with RWR starts the race from 26th and speaking following the action he said:
That wasn’t what we were expecting today. We thought we’d be further up in the field. David (Malukas) was in the top four for both practice sessions this weekend. I felt like we had a similar car but didn’t put a time together this morning in practice 2. I thought we had a good car going into qualifying, but we put on the red tires and we didn’t have the grip that we were expecting. It’s something we need to look at. Some of the other drivers did better on the primary tire, which is good for us in the race but for now, we’re going to be starting deep in the field and hoping for some good results tomorrow.”