The Grand Prix of Indianapolis – Andretti Autosport Race Preview – with weekend schedule …

Posted: May 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

No. 28 DHL Honda

“There is no better time of the year than May in Indy. Every year IMS becomes more and more special to me, and I spend the entire year thinking about returning. We’re lucky to have two races in the same month at the best racetrack in the world. Obviously, we’re all looking forward to putting a frustrating start to the season behind us and we’ll be working hard this weekend at the INDYCAR Grand Prix to get top results for the DHL team.”

Current Points Standings: 9 (82 pts.)

IMS Road Course IndyCar History

Number of Starts: 3        Best Start: 3 (2014)        Best Finish: 2 (2014)

No. 98 NAPA AUTO PARTS /Curb Honda

“It’s finally the month of May and we get to drive around Indianapolis, albeit the road course this time. It’s a great track and it was one of my favorites last year, so I cannot wait to start off the month on the right foot. We’ve got a lot of untapped potential in the NAPA Honda, and we need to show that this weekend.”

Current Points Standings: 12 (75 pts.)

IMS Road Course IndyCar History

Number of Starts: 1        Best Start: 12 (2016)        Best Finish: 10 (2016)

No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda

“It’s hard to believe already the time for month of May! My season is positive, but a little frustrated as we had several issues and couldn’t achieve the result we wanted. Having said that, three quarters of the season is still very open and I am so motivated to moving forward. Indy GP is one of unique track in the calendar where you could go pretty much similar lap time between high-downforce and low-downforce package. It also gives us a good overtaking opportunity as it has such a long straight with heavy braking follows. The race here is always an exciting one and I’m very much looking forward to back in Indianapolis. This is the place we want to get our rhythm back and build a good momentum for the most important weekend coming up.”

Current Points Standings: 11 (79 pts.)

IMS Road Course IndyCar History

Number of Starts: 3        Best Start: 16 (2014)        Best Finish: 9 (2014, 2015)

No. 27 United Fiber & Data Honda

“We need to maximize on everything at IMS for the Grand Prix this weekend and get some positive momentum going to carry with us through May. The road course at IMS is a fun track to drive and has good passing opportunities, so hoping the UFD car will be able to run well and take advantage.”

Current Points Standings: 19 (57 pts.)

IMS Road Course IndyCar History

Number of Starts: 3        Best Start: 13 (2014)        Best Finish: 14 (2014)

Andretti Autosport Race Preview, Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires
No. 98 Deltro Energy Mazda

“I’m really excited to race again after the win at Barber and short break, especially with it now being the month of May.  I love racing at Indianapolis, its special and historic, and I can’t wait to begin the Grand Prix weekend. The team has been working hard, and we’re ready to tackle the road course at Indy.”

IMS Road Course Indy Lights History
The 2017 event will be Herta’s first Indy Lights race on the IMS Road Course.
No. 27 DuraMAX Powered by RelaDyne Mazda 

“I am extremely excited heading into the month of May. I feel like the team and I are in the best shape we’ve ever been in, and we’re bringing momentum from Barber (Motorsports Park) with us! We had an amazing pace when we tested in September at the Chris Griffis Memorial Test at IMS. I know we’ll have a strong car on both the road and oval courses, and I’m very excited to represent the DuraMAX Team in pursuit of victory lane.”
IMS Road Course Indy Lights History
The 2017 event will be Jamin’s first Indy Lights race on the IMS Road Course.

No. 48 Flip Side Mazda

“I am so excited to get on track at Indianapolis! I’ve not raced on this track before, but I’m ready to get to work with Andretti Autosport for the month of May. The whole vibe in Indy during May is something special, with all the great fans and the history of the Indianapolis 500. I think we will be strong here with all the work with the engineers, team and I have put in. The crew in the shop have put together a great car, while I’ve spent time in the simulator preparing for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis and Freedom 100. I can’t wait!”

IMS Road Course Indy Lights History
The 2017 event will be Norman’s first Indy Lights race on the IMS Road Course.
No. 28 K-Line Insulators USA Mazda

“The Indy GP should be an awesome race. It’s one of my favorite events of the year, and kicks of May. The track layout always leads to great racing with the long straightaways providing an opportunity to draft and use push-to-pass. We’ve had a bit of a break since Barber and we’ve used that opportunity to look at what we’ve done so far in the season and reflect. I think we’ve got a great plan going into the race weekend, and I know we have competitive cars, so it will be a matter of doing well in qualifying and having a good race. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing the No. 28 K-Line Insulators USA Mazda up front this weekend.”
IMS Road Course Indy Lights History
Number of Starts: 2    Best Start: 13 (2016, Race 2)   Best Finish: 12 (2016, Race 2)

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