AJ Foyt Racing endured a tough opening race of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season at the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg on Sunday.
Conor Daly in the No.4 ABC Supply Co. Chevrolet started the race from 20th place and finished the event in 15th place and speaking following the race he commented by saying:
As soon as we left the pits we had no pit speed limiter, so we lost so much time in the pits because I had to be careful not to exceed the limit. The guys did a great job and the car was so much fun to drive. Every time we were out there we made up huge gaps on track. We got pretty racy out there so it was nice to be competitive. It’s a shame because we were on the same strategy as the winner. But we can look forward to Long Beach because our ABC Supply Chevy is competitive.
Carlos Munoz in the No.14 ABC Supply Co. Chevrolet started Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg from just outside the top ten in 11th place.
The Colombian endured a tough race and was forced to retire from the race on lap 32 and speaking following the race, Munoz commented by saying:
It’s really a shame to start the season like this. There was a big accident in Turn 3 and I figured I could avoid it without crashing, but another car hit my right front. They fixed the car and it wasn’t running too bad but in the end the car broke because of the accident earlier. We just have to focus on the next race.