IPS: Gateway: Post race quotes

CURTIS FRANCOIS (No. 9 Budweiser Racing/Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara/Infiniti/ Firestone): "It was a fantastic race. The Budweiser car was prepared perfectly for this track by Sam Schmidt Motorsports. It stayed with me the whole race. For me to...

CURTIS FRANCOIS (No. 9 Budweiser Racing/Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara/Infiniti/ Firestone): "It was a fantastic race. The Budweiser car was prepared perfectly for this track by Sam Schmidt Motorsports. It stayed with me the whole race. For me to finish in the top five in my first oval in this series, I'm happy as heck with that." (About racing in hometown): "It couldn't be better with all the family, friends, everyone from Budweiser. It couldn't have been a better venue for us. It was a fantastic weekend for us, and a great intro to the Infiniti Pro Series."

ROLANDO QUINTANILLA (No. 11 Roquin Motorsports Dallara/Infiniti/Firestone): "It was OK, I guess. We just had a big push. We were getting in a good rhythm but just kept getting the tires cold and having to regroup in traffic. The car was pushing a bit, but it's just a matter of getting more track time. We're still learning more and more from the car."

G.J. MENNEN (No. 99 Greased Lightning Automotive Cleaning Products Dallara/Infiniti/Firestone): "It was a pretty good race. We had a fairly decent race and worked our way up to fourth place. This was progress for us. We have been working hard on our cars so we can win one of these races. In the middle (of the race) we had something for the top three guys, but we couldn't translate that in the last 10 laps."

RONNIE JOHNCOX (No. 8 REV 1 Racing Special Dallara/Infiniti/Firestone): "We had too many pit stops because of bad tire pressure and other problems. Tire pressure seemed to be the main problem. I think we pitted like five times."

MATTHEW HALLIDAY (No. 37 Bowes Seal Fast/Hoosier Wholesale Automotive Dallara/Infiniti/Firestone): "This is my first complete race under my belt. We had a new engine that didn't work out the way we wanted it (to). With my broken wrist, I couldn't make the turns the way I wanted to."

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Sam Schmidt