Andretti Autosport Chief Operating Officer Rob Edwards says that this weekend’s race in Texas would be the best place to get a victory.

Andretti Autosport endured an extremely tough season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg last time out after a strong start and speaking ahead of this weekend’s PPG375 at Texas Motor Speedway, Edwards said:

Texas Motor Speedway always provides a unique set of challenges for the team to tackle and this year will be no exception. Coming off the race at St. Petersburg we will obviously be hoping for a trouble-free event! Nothing would be better than to get a win in the first oval race of the season to set ourselves up for the Month of May.”

Colton Herta in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda is excited to be back on the high banking oval in Texas, he commented saying:

It’s great to be back on the high banks of Texas Motor Speedway. It doesn’t get better than action at over 220mph. I can’t wait to get stuck in with the Gainbridge team and try to bounce back from St. Pete with a strong result.”

Kyle Kirkwood in the No.27 AutoNation Honda is excited for his first oval race with Andretti Autosport and speaking ahead of the action he said:

Texas Motor Speedway is a track the team has worked very hard on over the offseason. The PPG 375 is always a unique race considering it’s one of two superspeedway races on the calendar and massively different from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Last year was my first experience with this race and I found it very enjoyable. I am looking forward to going back to fight for the top step in an Andretti car!”

Romain Grosjean in the No.28 DHL Honda is excited about Texas Motor Speedway saying:

I’m looking forward to getting back to Texas Motor Speedway this weekend, especially after we had a decent car last year until we had a mechanical failure. It will be interesting to see if we made the same forward progress throughout the offseason on ovals as we did on street courses. Regardless, Texas will be a very good test ahead of the Indianapolis 500 and I’m ready to get back in the No. 28 DHL Honda after a very positive weekend in St. Pete.”

Devlin DeFrancesco in the No.29 Capstone Honda commented saying:

“I’m so looking forward to Texas! I think the No. 29 Capstone Andretti Steinbrenner Honda will be strong here. We’ve done a lot of work through the winter and we know we’ve got what we need to get it done. Super excited to get going this weekend!”

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