Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi started the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline from ninth place and finished the race in sixth place.

Speaking following the race the 2016 Indianapolis 500 champion commented by saying:

It was a pretty hard night, but I think the whole NAPA Auto Parts team really capitalized on the opportunities that were given to us. To come home sixth on a track that’s dominant for the other manufacturer, I think is a solid result and that’s what we were looking for all weekend. Maybe we could have been a couple spots higher, but at the end of the night, we brought the car home and that was a solid race. The pace was good and there was really nothing to complain about on a track where we knew we were going to be at a deficit. It’s nice to come away with a top six (finish).

Marco Andretti in the No.27 Oberto All Natural Beef Jerky Honda starts the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 from 20th and finished the race in 14th place.

Speaking following the race he commented by saying:

 “It was definitely a frustrating day. We spent most of the race just trying to hang on and unfortunately couldn’t really attack. All we could do is make sure we brought the car home, which is disappointing. The Oberto Circle K team did a heck of a job trying to keep the car in the race and getting us back on the lead lap. We kept the guys in the pits busy all night making adjustments on nearly every stop and they still got me out of the pits quick.

It was a disappointing race for Takuma Sato in the No.26 Honda started the race from sixth place but got caught up in the accident with Ed Carpenter and Will Power so retired from the race and was classified in 19th place.

Speaking following the race he commented by saying:

Will (Power) started struggling and spun, I had to lift to avoid it. At the moment, I could go through it, but then others checked up and I think Ed (Carpenter) had a problem. I had nowhere to go. We took the car to the garages to see how much damage there was and if we could fix it, but it was too much. We were hoping to collect some points, but our day ended early.

Ryan Hunter Reay endured a difficult race as he was forced to retire from the race in the No.28 DHL Honda as a result of contact.

Speaking following the race, he commented by saying:

“We were really working to get around Alexander (Rossi). We had the speed to get by him, but I just pushed it too hard into (Turn) 1. If you’re two inches high in Turn 1 or 2 – I got up there earlier and got away with it, but not this time. I just lost the front and smacked the rear. It was completely my fault; I was just pushing really hard. Sorry to the No. 28 DHL guys. We deserved to be somewhere in the top 10, and certainly not going home early.”

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