Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda heads into this weekend’s IndyCar Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course with fond memories of the venue.

The IndyCar Grand Prix of Indianapolis is the scene of Rossi’s first top ten finish in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2016. The Californian has had a fantastic start to his 2018 season having scored three podium finishes in the opening three races including victory at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Speaking ahead of the race this weekend, Rossi commented by saying:

The month of May is finally here! I am so excited to kick it all off with the INDYCAR GP as it is one of my favorite tracks on the calendar. We had a very successful test there last month and I’ll be looking to translate that into a strong result to get the month off to a positive start for the NAPA Racing team.

Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda heads to the IndyCar Grand Prix of Indianapolis having finished the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama in second place behind race winner Josef Newgarden and speaking ahead of the race he commented by saying:

The INDYCAR GP kick starts the month of May at IMS, so it’s important to get the momentum rolling for the Indy 500. Coming off our P2 finish at Barber, the No. 28 DHL team is headed in the right direction. We’ve finished this race in second and third, so we’ll be working hard to get on that top step of the podium.”

Zach Veach is hoping to continue his progression with the Group One Thousand One crew. He is looking forward to the IndyCar Grand Prix of Indianapolis saying:

The month of May is finally here! The INDYCAR GP is always special as it’s the final race before the Indy 500. We had a great test here about a month ago and I’m very excited to see what we can accomplish this weekend. The last two races have been personal bests for me in one aspect or another and I hope to keep that progress going for our whole Group One Thousand One team.

Marco Andretti heads to IndyCar Grand Prix of Indianapolis having finished the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama in 10th place and speaking ahead of this weekend’s race he commented by saying:

The GP is a very important race for us because it helps to set the momentum for the big one – the Indy 500. We had a decent test on the Indy road course; we look to qualify in Firestone Fast Six and get a podium finish. I think so far this season, we’ve had the pace to do that.

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