Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda is ready for a fight as he goes up against Josef Newgarden for the Astor Cup as the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season concludes this weekend at the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

Rossi who goes into the race 41 points behind in second place said:

The end of the season is finally here and we have an opportunity to come out of Laguna Seca with our first championship. There have been some highs and lows this year, but I am very proud of what the NAPA team has accomplished thus far and we are very motivated to have our best weekend yet. This track was my introduction to motorsports at a young age and to come back 20 plus years later has, in a way, has brought my career full circle.”

Marco Andretti in the No.98 US Concrete Honda Hope’s that their strong test here earlier in the year translates into a strong race result in Sunday

The end of our season has been much stronger than the results have showed and heading into the season finale, a double-points race, it’s really important to myself and the U.S. Concrete team to end 2019 on a high-note. We had a decent test at Laguna Seca earlier in the year and the track holds a lot of my family history. It’s an iconic venue and it’s one of [Bryan] Herta’s best tracks from his career, so I have the right guy in my corner this weekend, for sure.”

Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda will be hoping to give DHL something to celebrate on their 50th anniversary and speaking ahead of the race he said:

Although I’ll miss Sonoma after our pole-to-win performance there last year, it’s great to have Laguna Seca back on the INDYCAR schedule. Laguna Seca is one of those iconic tracks that belong on the NTT IndyCar Series calendar. I have some great memories there, most notably winning in Formula Atlantic in 2021 as well as hosting three of our [Racing for Cancer’s] Race to Beat Cancer events at the venue. We’re also looking forward to seeing all of our partners in attendance and running a new livery in honor of DHL’s 50th Anniversary this year.”

Zach Veach in looking forward to the race this weekend in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda saying:

It seems like this year has went by twice as fast as 2018. With that being said, I can’t wait to get back in the car in Monterey and get back to doing what I love one last time in 2019. My last time at Laguna Seca was my final Indy Lights race as well as my final Indy Lights win. I’d love to make my own history there again in IndyCar with Gainbridge and Group1001.”

Conor Daly returns to Andretti Autosport for the final race of the season in the piloting the No.25 US Air Force Honda (see what I did there?) And speaking ahead of the race said:

“I couldn’t be more excited to strap into our fighter jet on wheels at Laguna Seca. I had such an incredible time working with the No. 25 Andretti guys in the month of May. We have some unfinished business after the Indy 500 and I know we are all motivated to make the best of the weekend. I’m very thankful for the U.S. Air Force coming onboard yet again to support this effort with Andretti Autosport.”

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