Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi heads into this weekend’s Detroit double header at Belle Isle with a new look on his car with Ruoff Home Mortgages serving as primary sponsor to his No.27 Honda.
The Californian came from 32nd place on the grid in Sunday’s 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil to finish the race in fourth place and in doing so is just two points behind championship leader Will Power, speaking ahead of this weekend’s race, Rossi said:
The Verizon IndyCar Series certainly keeps us on our toes. From eight days on-track in Indianapolis to the streets of Detroit just five days later, we certainly need a different mindset. I have come to really enjoy driving around Belle Isle and it’s an equally important weekend as the Indy 500 in terms of points so we will be looking to capitalize. We’ll have Ruoff Home Mortgage on board this weekend, so hopefully we can get them another win, or two.
Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda goes into this weekend’s event in Detroit in fifth place in the championship and ended the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in fifth place.
Speaking ahead of the race this weekend he commented by saying:
We’re heading to Detroit fifth in points, so we’re looking to keep the momentum rolling. There are as many points up for grabs in Detroit as in Indy – it’s a great opportunity for us to continue to build and move forward in the standings. We finished on the podium in Belle Isle a couple times, and we’re really looking to get the DHL team onto the top step.
Marco Andretti heads into the race this weekend following a 12th place finish at the Indianapolis 500 and speaking ahead of the event in Detroit he commented by saying:
Now that Indy is done, it’s time to switch our focus and get the race win we know we have in the No. 98 machine and we have two good chances to put the AutoNation car up front in Detroit. It will be a physical race after the IMS oval, but we are prepared in every way possible. I love driving the Belle Isle circuit.”
Zach Veach goes into the race following a 23rd place finish at Indy and speaking ahead of this weekend’s event in Detroit he commented by saying:
Detroit is the first race on the calendar that I’ve never had the opportunity to compete at. I’m really excited to get out on track and learn the course as it’s always put on a great show. It’ll be my first IndyCar double-header as well. We know it’s going to be a tough weekend but my Relay crew and I are ready for the challenge!