AJ Foyt Racing’s Charlie Kimball in the No.11 Tresiba Chevrolet says that the overriding emotion he is feeling at the moment is pain after the Californian failed to make the field for the next weekend’s 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge and speaking following the second day of qualifying he said:

How am I feeling? The overriding emotion is pain. “It hurts so much to miss this race that means so much, knowing that my next chance to try and race in the Indianapolis 500 isn’t until next May. A year’s a long time and it feels like forever right now.

“At the same time, there is a solid amount of pride for the No. 11 crew, the Tresiba car, Chevrolet, A.J. Foyt Racing. “The amount of different colored crew shirts working on that car in the last 36 hours to try and get it to where it needed to be and be in the show, I will never fault the effort. Those guys worked so hard and put so much into it, and they are feeling the exact same pain I am.

Kimball went on to say:

This last year has been hard on a lot of people and the world has been very different, but the one great thing in the last week has been seeing all of the fans here at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I said it on the radio and I’ll say it again, the race cars may be the heart of the Indianapolis Motor speedway but the fans are the soul.

“The race in August last year just felt soulless and I’m glad to have people back in the stands because this place comes alive when they’re here

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