Andretti INDY NXT Indianapolis Grand Prix Race 1 Report


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Race Results

Andretti INDY NXT


“I got punted by another driver and I wasn’t sure what race control was going to do, but they took a really long time to make a decision and by that point it was too late. I’d already gone for a move and the guy had shut the door and damaged my front wing. All-in-all, not a great race, but we did manage to bring in some points. Not where we wanted to finish and a little bit disappointed, but we’ll try again tomorrow.”


“It was a difficult one for us. We got taken out at the start, which was really unfortunate. The contact broke the front wing and from there we had to pit. After that, our race was pretty much over. We hung in there though and we still got some good points, so it’s not the end of the world. We’ll fight again tomorrow.”


“I’m honestly super happy. We’ve had good pace all day, so to be able to convert it into a podium result is just such a great feeling. The No. 28 team and I have been working so hard this season and after the last two races, it’s exciting to finally get this one in the bag. On to tomorrow!”


“That one was on me. We had a great qualifying position starting on the inside of the second row. Going into Turn 7, I locked up my fronts, went straight and got a flat spot on my tires. It is what it is. We have to go tomorrow, but we have the fastest car on track so we’ll see what we can do.”


“It was a tough day here at the first race of two this weekend at IMS. We definitely picked up a lot of pace during the race. We had a bit of contact on one of the restarts, but this is racing. We know the pace is there and I think it was just getting stronger. I’d like to thank the Andretti Cape team and I’m looking forward to doing it again tomorrow for Race 2.”


“It wasn’t the result we were looking for. I had an incident with my teammate Salvador [de Alba]. The tire grid stopped up in Turn 13 on the restart, and I didn’t have the time to slow down. I was behind Salvador just making sure I was going to get a good restart and then everyone stopped up and I ended up into the back of him. I got put to the back of the pack, but the Andretti Cape team put together a great car for me this weekend. We had really fast lap times throughout the race and were working our way forward, so I’m just really disappointed we couldn’t bring a good result to the team. We had the pace and could’ve had the result, but it’s just unfortunate.”