Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts AutoNation Honda scored his best result of the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season at the Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course in the Honda Indy 200 presented by HPD Ridgeline as he started the race from sixth and enjoyed a race-long battle with Scott Dixon and came home in fifth place and speaking following the race the 2016 Indy 500 winner commented saying:

“It was an okay day. I wish we could’ve gotten past Scott (Dixon) and into some clean air, but ultimately it was a solid day for the No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS guys. We have some decent momentum going into the summer break and I’m already counting the days until Nashville.”

Colton Herta in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda had a miserable day by his own admission. Herta started the race from second place and led five laps however had disastrous pit stops and came home in 13th place and speaking following the race he said:

“It was a miserable day as a whole for the Gainbridge Honda. Everything that could go wrong did. It just wasn’t our day. We will try to figure out what went wrong and then move on and keep pushing.”

James Hinchcliffe’s disastrous season continued as the Canadian who started the race from ninth place was caught up in a first corner incident with his teammate Ryan Hunter Reay which sent the two drivers to pit-road and the back of the field and he came home in 17th place and speaking following the action he commented saying:

“Tough pill to swallow today. This place is all about track position and obviously we lost it all on Lap 1. I’m super bummed about that and also that Ryan (Hunter-Reay) was involved, but it was just one of those racing deals. We did what we could from there. We wanted more for the #ShiftToGreen Andretti Steinbrenner car, but heads down for Nashville in a few weeks.”

As a result of the incident with Hinch, Hunter Reay, who started the race from tenth place came home in 24th place and speaking following the action he said:

“We had a good start. We moved up a spot there going into Turn 1 after we started. Then we just got dropkicked and put into the wall. We bent the toe link and spent the rest of the day two laps down. Not really sure what else we could have done or what to think of the whole thing. We were just a victim of the situation.”

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