Andretti INDY NXT Laguna Seca Race 1 Report


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Andretti INDY NXT


“We just finished up in Monterey with Race 1 and I’m super happy with the win here. We’ve had really good pace all weekend which helped us stay up there the entire race. Massive thanks to the Andretti team and the No. 26 Copart / Novara crew for giving me a great car this weekend. There’s still a lot of work to do tomorrow. We’re going to focus on putting one foot in front of the other and continuing to improve results to get solid Championship points.”


“It was a tough one today. We were running really good in the top seven there and had some good pace that could have had us in the mix for the top five. I just made a little mistake in Turn 6, and this track has little margin for error, so I spun out. That pushed us down a lot of positions, but luckily there was no damage to the car and we were still able to finish out the race and get some points. We have a good starting spot tomorrow, so we’ll need to look forward and take it from there.”


“I’m a bit disappointed with today’s race. I really just struggled to pass to be honest, but that’s on me for not getting where we needed to be in qualifying. We’ll just have to fight again tomorrow, but it was decent points nonetheless.”


“We needed that result. It was a great race and the car was strong. We got boxed in little at the start, and fell back which made our race a little tougher than it had to be. We worked on our time, and let the race come to us. Fortunately, it paid off and it was a good day for the No. 29 Topcon crew.”


“Well, we made up a couple of spots out in the field and almost finished in the top 10. We knew it was going to be hard to pass cars on track, so we kept the nose clean and tried to make some moves. We definitely have a little bit more speed than where we ended, but I’m still happy and working for tomorrow.”