Scott McLaughlin in the No.3 Pennzoil Team Penske Chevrolet says that the car has been pretty good out of the box as the New Zealander set the fastest time on day 2 of Indianapolis 500 practice on Wednesday.

Speaking after setting a speed of 229.493MPH, McLaughlin said:

The Pennzoil Chevy ‘Yellow Submarine’ straight out of the box is pretty good. “I was able to use that draft and get that speed. Obviously, the car’s got good pace right now. We ran through a lot of items, as much as we can, and I think we’ve gotten in a really good spot.”

It was a solid day for Team Penske as they ended the day with a 1-2 as Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Business Chevrolet was 2nd fastest with a speed of 228.767MPH and speaking following the action he said:

“It can be frustrating to sit inside on the first couple days of practice for the Indianapolis 500 because of rain. You’ve been waiting to get back here for almost a year so you want to see what you have. It was good to finally get the Verizon Chevy out for a run. Very happy with the speed so far, but obviously a long way to go.”

Defending Indianapolis 500 winner Josef Newgarden was fourth fastest with a speed of 227.675MPH. Speaking following the action the Tennessee native said:

“It’s great. I love this place. It’s always a privilege to run an Indy car around here. I very much felt that the last couple of years. I’ve just tried to enjoy the opportunity. It’s just cool to be here in an Indy car. To win it, is a whole other thing and I’m so grateful to be able to do that with Team Penske last year. Get win No. 19 for Roger (Penske). Just being here, driving the car, being able to qualify for the race, that’s a huge deal. I enjoy it. I enjoy it a little more after last year now. I love this place. It’s the best racetrack in the world.”

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