"These guys (Andretti Autosport) are always good in the pits and good on strategy"
E.J. Viso, No. 5 Team Venezuela PDVSA CITGO Chevrolet Seen as high as fourth place and remaining in the top five for most of the race, Viso was sidelined by a full course caution just as he was about to enter the pits for a stop; the missed moment put the Venezuelan back to P15. The 28-year-old was able to secure his seventh top-10 finish of the season with a ninth place and will mark his 100th career start during tomorrow's Race Two in Houston.
"We're just really disappointed with our run today. You hate coming all this way and getting everyone working as hard as they have with the trouble that we have had with the track and everything, but we were about ready to put on a good race and the GoDaddy PINK car was good starting in the third row. These guys (Andretti Autosport) are always good in the pits and good on strategy and I was really confident. I was looking forward to my first standing start because we didn't make the one in Toronto. It's just tough, it's a tricky thing to do, but I guess the good news is that we have the chance to do it all again tomorrow. I really wish we had been able to run though; I was for sure looking forward to it. Thanks to Andretti Autosport and the fans who are sitting out here in this ridiculous heat and sticking by us all weekend."
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