Andretti Autosport’s James Hinchcliffe in the No.29 Genesys Honda says the team have the car exactly where they want it heading into Sunday’s 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. Speaking following Carb Day on Friday, the Mayor of HinchTown said:

“Happy that we were able to get Carb Day in today, the weather held off. Conditions have obviously changed a lot from what we were running in on Sunday after qualifying, so it’s good to get that information. I think we’re slowly tuning the Genesys No. 29 car in to where we need it to be and hopefully by the drop of the green flag on Sunday we’ve got it exactly where we want it.”

Marco Andretti in the No.98 Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana Honda is happy with his car having ended the day in fifth place and speaking following the action he commented saying:

“The car is good, so even if it would’ve rained all day today and tomorrow, we were ready and today confirms that. The crew looks good in the pits and everybody is feeling really good. We just have to execute and try to be smart on Sunday. Risk versus reward type passes to try to get to the front.”

Following a fuel leak ahead of practice, Alexander Rossi got on track in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda  and speaking following his run to 13th in the pack, the 2016 Indy 500 winner said:

“It was a pretty wild Carb Day for us. We started with a little fuel issue in pit lane so hopefully that’s the only fuel issue we have in Indianapolis this year. The car was a lot different in the cold conditions. I think we kind of expected that, but were surprised how different it was from the heat last week. The first hour was really challenging, but the team did a good job of understanding what we needed to do to get better and by the end we were really happy with the race car. I feel like we can have a great day on Sunday.”

Ryan Hunter Reay who ended the day in 20th place commented saying:

“It was a little delayed, but we had a great Carb Day. The DHL Honda was quick, it seemed to have a really good balance. We tried a few things with the downforce levels and other things like that, but ended up in our happy spot we’ve been in. We brought it back to the garage about 20 minutes early and we’re ready to go to race day, so we look forward to seeing everyone out there.”

Colton Herta in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda who starts the race from second on the grid commented saying:

“Our car is phenomenal. I’m really happy with the car at the moment. The Gainbridge car is extremely fast. I feel really confident out there. The racing is amazing right now. I hope it stays this cold for the race, it’s really fun out there. We were able to run the bottom of the track, which you can’t usually do around here. An interesting day, we found a little bit of speed and a little bit of balance, so I am happy with that and think we have a great race car to take into Sunday.”

Stefan Wilson commented on his run saying:

“It looked like it was going to get rained out, but fortunately we were able to get almost the full two-hour session in. We had some imbalance to start the session – a very loose car – and that’s just because of all the conditions that have changed since Sunday,. We were able to spend some time correcting that and get back to a comfortable, stable car in traffic. The end of the session was pretty good, so I feel like we’ve got a decent LOHLA SPORT / Cusick Motorsports No. 25 Honda to start the 105th Indianapolis 500.”

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