A Solid Race For Herta At The Bommarito Automotive Group 500

Colton Herta in the No.88 Capstone Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Autosport Honda started Sunday’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 race two on Sunday from tenth place and mades his way through the field and while challenging Rinus Veekay for fourth place he went into a slide and lost out to series points leader Scott Dixon and came home in sixth place.

Speaking following the action he commented saying:

I think we had a really good car today, again, and a really good opportunity to get on the podium. Our qualifying just hindered us, starting in 10th. We made it up about sixth and then slowly made up spots in stops and led some laps. We were looking pretty good there toward the end but had some contact that shuffled us back to sixth. It’s unfortunate, but that’s kind of how racing is. Sometimes it’s brutal. Until next time, hopefully we’ll be back at a racetrack real soon.

Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda started the race from 12th and finished the race in eleventh and speaking following the race he said:

Overall, it was kind of an uneventful day for the 28 team, which is both good and bad. We would have liked a little more passing. It was really a track position day, and we just weren’t in a position to gain. We’re looking forward to the next race.

Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts AutoNation Honda started the race from eleventh and came home in 14th just ahead of his team mate Marco Andretti and speaking following the race Rossi said:

It felt like we were a day behind everyone, honestly. I think the NAPA AutoCare guys did a good job rebuilding a whole new car overnight. The pace was OK. At the start, everyone had a pretty good idea of what they had and what they were supposed to do, and I was doing it for the first time. It’s a track position race after that; you can’t pass. It’s just pretty processional. We tried to mix up the strategy, but ultimately since it’s Race 2 here, everyone kind of knows what they’re looking for, and it’s pretty hard gaining

Marco Andretti in the No.98 Oberto Circle K said:

The guys did a good job of putting the Oberto Circle K car back together after yesterday – big thanks to them for that. The race car was good; we shuffled through the top here and there with strategy. But we just got caught in traffic when we needed to be flying, and it just wasn’t our day in the pits. We’ll look ahead

Zach Veach in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda ended the race in 22nd place having started the race from 17th and speaking following the action he said:

We started off the day way too free, unfortunately. The limited amount of track time we get, it doesn’t give you a whole lot of time to build something under you that you’re comfortable with. By the last couple of stints, the track was finally to a place where the car was manageable, but I just struggled the first part of the race. And then we had a pit stop with a loose nut that made us come back in. That unfortunately put the final nail in the coffin. I still want to thank the Gainbridge guys for the work they put in. It just wasn’t our day


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August 31, 2020