Scott McLaughlin, the driver of the No.3 Gallagher Team Penske Chevrolet, says that while the outfit has plenty of momentum from his pole and second place on Sunday in Nashville, they have struggled at the Indy road course.

Speaking to Paddock Eye during a conference call on Wednesday ahead of Saturday’s Gallagher Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, McLaughlin, who is in fifth place in the championship heading into the weekend says that the Thirty threes have been working hard on a new a race set up for the Indy road course.

Not much. The street course and road course are very different, especially this one because it’s like a billiard table out there, very smooth, a little bit different grip level.

I am really proud of our street courses. I felt like every street course this year we have been really strong. Road courses, as well, have been okay.

Look, not a huge amount. Like I said, it’s momentum and confidence. I think we’re in a nice spot as a team. We know what we want. Even though, like we said before, we’ve had some bad results, I feel like at Indy road course I’m talking about, I feel like really dug into why was that, where we’re going with the car setup.

We really kind of revolutionized it a little bit. Definitely a new setup for me. I’m excited to try it. If it works, it works. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t. We have to try something. All our setups before haven’t worked.

We’re going to keep working here. I just got to take a bit of confidence and trust in the ability to tune the car nicely and we’ll be good.

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