Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda is looking forward to this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 at the Mid Ohio sports car course having fallen to 29 points behind championship leader Josef Newgarden.
Rossi took victory here last season and is hoping for a similar performance this year. Speaking ahead of the race he said:
Mid-Ohio is one of the best races on the schedule and I can’t wait to get back. The vibe from the fans is always amazing and we will be drawing energy from them as we look to repeat on the success of last year and head into the summer break with a win.
Zach Veach in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda is looking forward to his home race having finished the race here last year in 10th place and speaking ahead of the race this weekend he said:
Mid-Ohio is one of my favorite events of year. With it being a home race for us, there’s always a ton of support at the track from my fellow Buckeyes. We had good speed there last year, and with the momentum from Iowa, we’re hoping to work our way up front in the Gainbridge car.
Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda goes into the race this weekend having yet to win in Mid Ohio and speaking ahead of the race this weekend he said:
Mid-Ohio is certainly one of my favorite racetracks on the IndyCar calendar with a passionate fanbase. We’ve been on the podium here in the past, but have yet to find that top step for the DHL team. We’re focused on a strong weekend all around, and when it comes to race day we have to execute.
In twelve starts here in Mid Ohio, Marco Andretti has a best finish of sixth place which came in 2009 and speaking ahead of the race this weekend he said:
“It’s important for us to have a good event this weekend and forget about last week. We really want to head into the end of the season with positive momentum. I’m happy to be back in the UniFirst car and will try to build on the Toronto top 10 that we earned for them.