Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda made up four positions from his qualifying result at Kohler Grand Prix at Road America to finish the race in fourth place just behind Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal. Speaking after the race, Hunter Reay commented by saying:
It was good in all considering, we really had to fight for it today. The car was not ideal in the beginning of the race, especially on used reds and blacks. Once we got going, in the end the – I think with the rubber down (on the track), everything started to suit us. The DHL car was good at the end. We had a pretty good fight with a few (other cars). There was some pretty dirty racing though by a couple others, but we’ll talk about all of that stuff here after the weekend. Just really great to see the fan turn out today here at Road America – any time you see a bunch of fans starting right away on Friday, you know it’s going to be a good weekend.
Carlos Munoz in the No.26 Honda started the race in 10th place and that is where he ended the Kohler Grand Prix and speaking following the race the Colombian commented by saying:
It was a hard race. We didn’t have a lot of rhythm, if I am honest. The last few laps I lost some spots. We were a little bit behind this race. We were looking better yesterday, I don’t know what happened today. It was a great turnout for such a great track though. It’s good to have INDYCAR back at Road America. I think the first few laps had a good show for the crowd. It was good to see so many people here.
Marco Andretti in the No.27 United Fiber & Data/Snapple Honda started the race from 21st place and made his way through the field to finish in 12th place and speaking following the race Andretti commented by saying:
Yeah, it was just a tough race. I need more out of myself, I feel like I let the guys down all weekend. I made that mistake in qualifying so we started on the back row which made our Sunday way more difficult than it needed to be. Then we tried with strategy but weren’t able to gain as much ground as we needed. We were preparing to pit when that yellow came out, so things could have turned out differently there. Twelfth from 21st is ok, but we wanted better for the UFD / Snapple team.
Alexander Rossi had a tough day at the office as the Indianapolis 500 winner suffered a front wing failure and ended the race in 15th place just behind James Hinchcliffe and speaking following the race he commented by saying:
The race started pretty well. We were fighting for the top ten on the first stint. After the first pit stop we had a front wing failure, which is two this weekend and difficult to swallow. We had to come in for a front wing change so that was pretty much our race right there. I thought the car was pretty good and thought we could drive to the front. None the less I am very happy IndyCar is back to Road America. I think the fan reception was fantastic, so I look forward to hopefully coming back here in the future.