Carlin Racing’s first season in the Verizon IndyCar Series can be deemed as a success. The Florida based outfit have scored a number of top ten finishes with both Max Chilton and Charlie Kimball.

Speaking ahead of the race this weekend, Charlie Kimball who drives the No.23 Tresiba Chevrolet commented by saying:

It’s been such a whirlwind year for the Carlin team – from our first tests in the winter, to qualifying for the Indianapolis 500, a top-five finish and all of the ups and downs in between. Going into this season there were so many unknowns, but I knew Carlin had the right people with the right work ethic who would do everything possible to make every weekend a success. Sometimes success looked like a top-five finish and sometimes it was just evaluating and learning after a tough race. But as we go into the finale at Sonoma Raceway, I know this entire team has grown leaps and bounds since our first laps in St. Pete. I’m looking forward to finishing out the season on a strong note for the No. 23 Tresiba Chevrolet team.

Max Chilton in the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet is looking forward to the final race of the year saying:

I’m excited to get back to Sonoma this weekend – the track is really fun to drive. It’s very physical and hilly – great for the fans. Sonoma does a great job of giving fans multiple viewing points up high where they can see more than one corner. It’s hard to believe it’s already the last race of our first season at Carlin and I’m really hoping we can end the season with a good result for all of the Gallagher guests who will be in Sonoma on Sunday. It might not have always shown in our results, but this team has come so far and I’m proud to be a part of the Carlin family. Obviously, we were hoping for stronger results throughout the season for the No. 59 Gallagher Chevrolet, but the data and experience we’ve gained throughout the team’s rookie season will be invaluable in making next season even stronger.

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