Ed Carpenter Racing’s Rinus Veekay in the No.21 Sonax Autogeek Chevrolet who took his first NTT IndyCar Series career victory on Saturday in the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the road course says that the win is a great way for the team to end this road course part of the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season and gives the them plenty of momentum going into the Indianapolis 500.

Veekay came from seventh on the grid to take victory ahead of Romain Grosjean and Alex Palou and speaking to Paddock Eye during a Zoom conference call following the race he said:

Yeah, this is definitely a very good way to end up the streak of road courses, and now getting into oval mode. Yeah, it’s definitely going to be big for the team.

Everyone is going to be super motivated. They know we can win the race. We already knew, but now we did, and I think everyone will be — yeah, will be just giving it their all. I knew they always do, but yeah, we can win the Indy 500, and I’ll do everything I can to make it happen.

Q. What milk have you decided to go for if you win the 500?

RINUS VEEKAY: I decided to go for whole milk. I actually wanted buttermilk, but that wasn’t an option. I saw the photo of Simon pouring milk on his face, and I think the whole milk gives the nice thick layer of milk, which I like.

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