Andretti INDY NXT Grand Prix of Alabama Race Report


Race Notes

Race Results

Andretti INDY NXT


“After a long weekend of issues with the car, it was a very good day for us. We did the best that we could have done today and salvaged as many points as possible, which is the goal. We absolutely maximized what we were given and I’m very happy with that. In future weekends, I’m hoping to be qualifying more up front since I think we definitely had the pace to win this race. Overall the No. 26 crew did an amazing job to get the car back out there today, so massive thank you to the boys for all the hard work over the last two days.”


“Overall it was a really good race, and we were running P5 for most of it. We did have a mechanical failure at the end there, which meant we had to really fight to stay in position because we weren’t getting full power from the engine. It’s a bit of a shame that we had that little issue but, it happens, it’s racing. The Andretti guys work really hard and they gave me a really good car. We still managed to bring home P8 with the mechanical issue, so it was still a really good weekend.”


“Super disappointed today. We were having a decent race and were on track for some good points, but I just clipped the curb at the end trying to pass and it sent me into a spin. Pretty unfortunate, but the car was strong and we kept good pace this weekend, so I can be happy with that.”


“It was a great race for us today. Obviously a podium is always good in this Championship with how competitive it is. I was maybe a little too conservative in the middle part of the race since I still had a lot of push to pass left at the end. Nonetheless, the No. 29 team did an awesome job and helped make today a good race and something I’m really happy about, so, on to the next.”


“This isn’t the race we were expecting to have this weekend, but I still ended up in top 10 again. I was stuck behind a car for most of the race and at the end I got passed. I’m working hard to improve and get better results at the Indy GP. We have testing in Mid-Ohio right before that race, so I’m hoping that getting some laps in there will prepare me for next one. I’m looking forward to it. ”


“We wanted to be on the top 10 today and that’s exactly where we ended up. It’s not exactly the race I expected or wanted with it being very hard to pass out there, but the pace of the car was much better today. I’m very grateful for the Andretti Cape guys doing everything they could to put this car together and keeping us strong out there. Special thanks to my sponsor for making this weekend possible.”