Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi in the No.98 Andretti Autosport/Curb Honda heads to the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline coming of the back of a third place finish in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway last weekend.
Speaking ahead of the race this weekend, Rossi commented by saying:
Coming off two podiums in three races, we have the momentum we need going into the closing stages of the season. Gateway is going to be a new experience for all of us, but like every chance to get in a race car, I am excited. The promoters and track have done an incredible job preparing for us, and I look forward to putting on a great show for the fans.
Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda goes into this weekend’s race having competed at Pocono despite his huge crash during qualifying for the race, Hunter Reay finished the ABC Supply 500 in eighth place having come from 21st place on the grid.
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s race, Hunter Reay commented by saying:
I really love short ovals, so the addition of Gateway on the INDYCAR schedule was really good news. I’ve been looking forward to racing the DHL Honda there for quite some time. Gateway did an excellent job on the repave. I’m eager to see how the racing will be.
Takuma Sato is excited about the addition of a new venue at Gateway Motorsports Park and speaking ahead of the race, the Japanese driver commented by saying:
Adding a new venue to the schedule always brings excitement. I only drove on the Gateway track a few laps when we tested there, so I was never completely up to speed, but I’m looking forward to this challenging track. Gateway is our last oval race for the season, and I hope we can show the speed there that we have shown at all the other ovals.
Marco Andretti in the No.27 Honda is hoping to put on a good show for the fans this weekend saying:
“It’s always exciting to add a new venue to the schedule, and I’m really looking forward to get to Gateway. The track did a great job with the repave, and I can’t wait to try it out. It will be fun seeing what the new track surface wants – setup-wise. I think it will be an exciting race with a lot of drafting, so I hope we can put on a good show for the fans