Nolan Siegel says that he is excited is to making his Arrow McLaren race debut at this weekend’s Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

Siegel who won his class at the 24 Hours of LeMans last weekend and was confirmed as an Arrow McLaren driver on Wednesdau, replacing Thèo Pourchaire in the No.6 NTT DATA Chevrolet.

Speaking ahead of his home race at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Siegel said:

I’m very excited for my first race with Arrow McLaren at my home event at Laguna Seca. It’ll be a special weekend having all my family and friends there, but it’s also exciting also having it be my first weekend in papaya. Coming off of a win at Le Mans is a great way to start this relationship and I’m really looking forward to getting going.”

Alexander Rossi in the No.7 VELO Chevrolet says that after a weekend off it is nice to be back on track as he prepares for his home race.

The 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner goes into thw weekend with a best result of the season of fourth place in the 108th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge last month.

Speaking ahead of the race this weekend he said:

It was nice to have a little break after a long stretch of racing, but I’m super excited to get back to the track. We had strong cars at Laguna Seca last year and I’m looking forward to coming back here just as competitive. It’s sort of a home race for me, so there’s plenty of motivation to put on a great show for everyone.

Pato O’Ward in the No.5 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet’s best result of first at the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg presented by RP Funding at the start of the season having been awarded the win following Josef Newgarden’s disqualification.

Looking ahead to Laguna Seca this weekend, O’Ward said:

In the past, we haven’t quite had the best of weekends at Laguna Seca. I think that definitely speaks to the motivation that we have going back this year. It was a pretty hectic race last year, so we’ll see what it’s got in store for us this year”

Arrow McLaren Team Principal Gavin Ward is looking forward to the race this weekend saying:

“I love classic racetracks like Laguna Seca that reward bravery and punish mistakes. We need race cars that give our drivers the confidence to attack the high-speed turns and navigate tricky elevation changes. This is our last race before introducing INDYCAR’s new hybrid powertrain, so we’ll be looking to head into the hybrid era on a high note.”

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