Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda says that the team have picked up from where they left off in Detroit last year as he topped the time sheets in second practice in Detroit.
Speaking after posting a 01:15.1367s he said:
Considering most of the guys didn’t get a run on Reds, I’m not sure how relevant our session times were. Overall, I think the team has carried on well from last year – we had a good car last year; all four cars were strong. To be able to pick up where we left off is a strength.
Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda was fifth overall with a time of 01:15.9896s and speaking following the session he said:
It’s good to be back on track in Detroit. The session time was short today so we tried to get in as much as we could before qualifying in the morning – and then two races. We have a good starting point; we just need to tweak on it from here. We, obviously, have good data to pull on from last year and we’ll pair that with what we found today, and with our teammates. We’re focused on putting the DHL car in the best possible position for the race.
Zach Veach in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda ended the day in ninth overall with a time of 01:16.2785s and speaking following the session he said:
Overall, I think it was a pretty good day for the Gainbridge team. We were P7 in the first session, then P12 in the second and P2 in the Warm Up. I’ve been pretty happy with the car – it rolled off quick. I have little things I have to work on to match where Alex is for qualifying tomorrow, but I think we have a really good shot at having a good weekend here in Detroit.”
Marco Andretti in the No.98 AutoNation Honda was 22nd overall with a time of 01:17.3325s and speaking following the session he said:
After having a strong 2018 in Detroit, were hoping for more speed rolling off the truck – but the car doesn’t feel like it did last year, so we are working to adapt. True practice time is a little limited on a doubleheader weekend – we jumped around on setups but never got to fine tune the car. We’ll take a look at everything tonight and work to come out strong in qualifying.”