Ed Carpenter Racing’s Josef Newgarden and JR Hildebrand endured an extremely tough race at the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on Saturday.
JR Hildebrand who started the race from 16th place on the grid ending up coming home in 22nd place on his return to the Verizon IndyCar Series in the No.6 Preferred Freezer Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet and speaking following the race he commented by saying:
It started out alright. We definitely made the car better. Josef and I were kind of running the same thing. The car had pretty good long run pace. We made up some spots, we got through our first stop and passed a few guys on track. We were looking okay but ended up getting caught out by a yellow and didn’t quite have the fuel in the car that we thought we did. We ran out of fuel and ended up going a lap down. At that point I don’t want to get in the way of anybody who’s running full time, but we had a consistent pace and made up the spots that were available to us. We needed a yellow to get back on the lead lap which we didn’t get. All things considered it was good to just get a race under our belts here. We’re rolling into the Month of May, the car’s in one piece and we can move forward with a few more live reps going to the oval. We’re looking forward to that.
Josef Newgarden started the race in the No.21 Preferred Freezer Chevrolet started the race from 25th place following a technical infringement and ended up finishing the race in 21st place and speaking the race he said:
It’s just a tough weekend all around. I’m proud of all of our efforts. We’ve got a lot of great partners here with Fuzzy’s and Preferred Freezer Services. It’s a shame we couldn’t do better for this first race in May but the big show’s up next that’s what really matters. We’ll treat this as a warm-up and make sure we get all of our ducks in a row for the 500.