Andretti Autosport’s Zach Veach says he is looking forward to his first trip to his home circuit as a full-time Verizon IndyCar Series driver. Speaking ahead of the race this weekend, Veach who drives the No.26 Relay/Group 1001 Honda commented by saying:
My home race is always one of my favorites – from all of my fellow Ohioans being there, my family and of course the racetrack itself always makes for a great weekend. We have some momentum with us from Toronto and I hope it carries into my home race. We’re pushing as hard as ever to keep fighting towards the front end of the grid and we’re getting there step by step!
Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda is aiming to close the gap to championship leader Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing this weekend. The Californian said:
“We are getting into the home stretch now and every race is incredibly important. We’ve had a difficult run the past three races, but we also haven’t qualified outside of the top five at any of those events. The pace is there which is the most important thing. All of our focus is on executing and doing our jobs in Mid-Ohio and if we can do that we will close the gap up to Scott [Dixon].
Ryan Hunter Reay heads into the weekend aiming to bounce back from a tricky weekend in Toronto. Speaking ahead of the race he commented by saying:
Mid-Ohio is one of my favorite tracks on the INDYCAR schedule and a place where we as a team have had some pretty good pace in the past and hopefully that will be the case again this year. This is the first time we’ll be on the track there with the new car, so we really need to make the most of the practice sessions as a four-car team. I really want to get the DHL Honda a second win this season. We’re still in contention for the championship – a strong result is important to keep up in the fight.
Marco Andretti who is carry Ruoff Home Mortgages as his primary sponsor for the No.98 Honda this weekend is aiming to build on his top ten finish in Toronto, he said:
I’m excited to get back on track this weekend – I love driving Mid-Ohio’s track. We’re coming off a weekend where we had strong pace and hopefully we’ll continue to run in the top five throughout the weekend and convert that into a podium or a win on race day. It would mean a lot to win at Mid-Ohio, the fans there are incredible and it’s such an important race for Honda.