Arrow McLaren SP’s Felix Rosenqvist in the No.7 Vuse Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet and Ed Carpenter Racing’s Rinus VeeKay in the No.21 SONAX Chevrolet say they are ready for their respective racing return at this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course presented by HPD Ridgeline.

Speaking ahead of the race, VeeKay said:

I am very excited to race this weekend at Mid-Ohio, especially after missing the last race at Road America. “I have been working incredibly hard on my recovery, doing all kinds of treatment. I feel I will be right back at the level I was before.

Speaking to Paddock Eye during a conference call on Thursday, VeeKay spoke about the field for this weekend’s race:

Yeah, it’s going to be important, just like my first race when we started off practices I think P3, P2. When you feel you’re right there when you start the weekend, you’re going to have a good weekend. Even the simulator it felt better than average.

I think we can have a good start and go for a podium and hopefully win again. I think it’s definitely possible.

Even though we have two practices now, which is very nice, it’s still going to be not that much time, so got to give it all.

The Dutch driver spoke about the Mid-Ohio track saying:

I kind of enjoy Turn 9. It’s always a nice corner, turning in fully on the curve and then falling off the track where you’re always like fighting the oversteer. I think it’s definitely a very — yeah, a very sensational track. It just feels great to drive there, especially with a good car.

Felix Rosenqvist of Arrow McLaren SP commented saying;

I am fully ready to get out there and push to the limit again, and I really can’t wait,

Rob Buckner Chevrolet IndyCar Series Program manager commented saying:

We are first and foremost thankful that Rinus and Felix have no lingering effects of their incidents and are cleared to compete for Team Chevy this weekend. They are important members of their respective teams, and we look forward to continuing the prosperous relationships we have built and supporting both drivers to the best of our abilities.

Buckner went on to say:

“The good news is over the last few events is we’ve shown up with quick race cars,” Buckner said. “Having been involved in motorsports for such a long time, if you keep showing up with fast race cars, eventually it’s going to be your day. We’re so close to getting a win with them; it just seems like the last few events haven’t unfolded in our favor.”

Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden commented on this weekend’s race saying:

“I think we have fast cars; it’s just not working out right now. But now we will claw. We will claw our way back. who has collected three runner-up finishes this season.

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