KVSH Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais in the No.11 Team Hydroxycut Chevrolet started Monday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway from 18th.
The Frenchman came through the field to finish the race in 5th place just behind Josef Newgarden in the No.21 Chevrolet. In race trim during Saturday’s final practice session Bourdais set the fourth fastest time and when it came to the race on Monday that performance translated into race pace.
Bourdais has finished in the top ten in all of the oval races so far in the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season and will be hoping to continue that trend this weekend in Texas when the Firestone 600 resumes.
Speaking following the ABC Supply 500, Bourdais commented by saying:
It was a pretty good day for the Hydroxycut – KVSH Racing Team. We took some penalties with long pit stops to set the car up early on, but even though we were marginal on front grip we were running a pretty solid race. We passed Dixie (Scott Dixon), passed Kanaan (Tony), passed some Penskes, not the top one, but when you do that, things are going pretty good. Then you end up finishing fifth after there was some computer confusion about our position on the restart. Overall, you have to consider that it was a great day. It was definitely our strongest showing on a super speedway. We learned something this weekend, something we have been missing. The crew did a really good job and the Hydroxycut Chevy machine was really strong. So I am really happy with the result.