Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda started Saturday’s Detroit Grand Prix race one from pole position and finished the timed race in second place.

It was Rossi’s second podium finish in succession and speaking following the race he said:

These yellows are tough – they’ve killed our race three times this year, but it’s part of the game in INDYCAR, (and) it’s the same for everyone. We had a really good car under wet conditions. We were able to control the race and control the gap to Scott [Dixon]. Track position on a one-line track is obviously key. There was really only one dry line; there was not much I could do. Josef [Newgarden] did a good job. I tried to push him into a mistake, but it didn’t come. It’s hard. I’m frustrated. I think we had the best car again today.”

Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda who won here last year finished today’s race in fifth place and speaking following the race he said:

Today was kind of a mess. We had a braking issue which made it challenging. I don’t know why, but they were pulling hard left. So, I was a wounded duck out there in the wet. Then I had some contact with Sato, he got under me and kind of ran wide. But, all in all, it was clean racing. We made a risk and came in early for dry tires, when it was still wet, hoping for a yellow. The yellow came, but we weren’t given the have a chance to pack up. I have no idea what was happening there with Race Control. All things considered, we got away with one and salvaged something today. We’ll take the points for fifth and look to gain more ground tomorrow.”

Zach Veach in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda ended the race in eighth place where he started the race from and speaking following the action he said:

It was a rollercoaster day. Qualifying was good – we lined up eighth, but then I made a mistake on the pace lap and spun with the wet conditions. We went back to 22nd for the start and worked our way up. Great strategy from the team to get me back towards the top 10 and then I passed cars one by one on restarts. [Colton] Herta and I, I think, put on a good show together for three corners – it was hairy. I think we could have been higher; we kind of got hurt by conditions. We should have restarted third or fourth, but they didn’t pack the field up, so we got hurt there. But, all-in-all to come away with a top 10 after starting 22nd – I’m pretty happy with it.”

Marco Andretti in the No.98 AutoNation US Concrete Honda ended the race in 16th place and speaking following the action he said:

We did a great job on strategy and took a big risk. We outsmarted people [going to dry tires first] and kept if off the wall – then they didn’t let us pack up and opened the pits. I’ve never seen that in my career. It was tough, I wish we got the reward we deserve.”

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