Cusick Motorsports and Stefan Wilson had a swift start to their month of May preparations at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway earlier this week.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway held an open test for the 33 entries for the Greatest Spectacle In Racing. When Stefan got behind the wheel of the No.24 Cusick Motorsports Chevrolet, he ended the day in sixth place overall, which for a team and driver who had not been on track for nearly a year was a fantastic start to their preparation for May.
Wilson completed 106 laps of the oval and set a fastest speed of 225.960MPH and speaking following the action the Sheffield native commented saying:
Really good day for us, you know, to get through your refresher. And, I think we did 140 laps today. So, I did a lot more than I thought we’re going to get done today with how we expected it to be and how many it got. So yeah, really, really positive stuff. I think it’s nice to be in a stronger positive window. You know, the cars in a decent window right now, I think we need to refine it. But you know, we’re not from the kitchen sink at it. So that’s, that’s a good place to be where you check in boxes going through the program. Maybe we’ll see what happens tomorrow. And maybe it gets some time. Maybe not. But everything done. You want it to be that? Yeah, absolutely. I think so. You know, we actually didn’t expect any running tomorrow. So we tried to just cram it all in today. You know, and if tomorrow happens, then that’s a bonus, you know. So, you know, really appreciate all the work that Dreyer & Reinbold have done. All the crew just done an amazing job to prepare for better cars and having done 140 laps today after not running a lap since then last year, so hats off to them. It was nice to be back after a year as well. Didn’t sleep well, last night, you know, thinking about what was ahead of me today. You know, it’s kind of like riding a bike. You get back in and everything starts to make sense again. So yeah, and a Chevrolet as well. They’ve done a really good job with the package coming into the month. So excited to be with this whole program.”
It was also a great day for Ryan Hunter Reay, who is a teammate to Stefan Wilson this season while the pair had previously been teammates at Andretti Autosport a few years ago, they didn’t really interact with each other given the number of drives Andretti had on their roster for the month of May so now they are really working together and getting the job done in the early stages of their preparation for the Greatest Spectacle In Racing.