Harding Racing team president Brian Barnhart described the outfit’s Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio sports car course on Sunday as a really disappointing event. Conor Daly in the No.88 Harding Group Chevrolet started the race from 14th and finished the race in 22nd place having ran out of fuel on the last lap of the race.
Speaking about the race, Barnhart said:
“Well it’s a really disappointing finish to what was a fairly progressive weekend for us. “With good qualifying and a decent run in the race. We had a great pitstops but got held up with Chilton and the lapped traffic that cost us several seconds. We’ll have to get to the bottom of it to see what happened, but for some reason we didn’t get a full fill on the last pit stop. We weren’t aware of it and didn’t know about it until it was too late, and we couldn’t finish the race. It’s a shame, the guys did a great job all weekend and we’ll just regroup, recover and head off to the next one.
Conor Daly stated:
I think we had a reasonable pace all race long. “We put in a little too much wing on the first stop, so the second stint was really tough because the car was really loose. After that we started making up some good ground on track and the car was pretty quick. The Chilton machine really messed with us when he was already a couple laps down. I’m sort of unsure as to why that was acceptable, but it is what it is. It’s a shame what happened by running out of fuel, but these things happen. Racing is a wild sport. The guys did really good in the pits, the pit stops were great, and the #88 Chevy was great. Now we just move on.