Andretti Autosport move up starting gird at Milwaukee

Andretti Autosport

Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti Autosport Chevrolet
Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti Autosport Chevrolet

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Ryan Hunter-Reay, Team DHL/Sun Drop Citrus Soda Chevrolet, No. 28 Hunter-Reay qualified third for tomorrow's 228-mile race, he will move up to start from the second position after grid penalties are assigned to the field.

"We had a great run for the DHL/Sun Drop Chevy. The guys did a great job on the car - we were all over the sixth-gear limiter on our last lap or, I think, we would have been quick enough for pole. We couldn't have predicted we would be that quick though, it's the quickest we've been all weekend. It's tough for the crew, especially the engineers, trying to pick which gears to go with. It's like shooting with a blindfold on sometimes."

James Hinchcliffe, Team Chevrolet, No. 27

Hinchcliffe will start from the eighth-grid position for the Milwaukee IndyFest. IndyCar grid penalties assigned to other drivers have moved him up from his 13th qualifying position.

"I think our qualifying run with the Go Daddy car was decent. We knew that we weren't going to be competing for the pole but this little track is so tricky. We didn't roll off this morning with a great car, but we've been working away at it and we definitely have it better now than it was this morning. I'm pleased with how it went; I just wish we would've had more of a head start on that going in. The first lap would've been stronger if I had known then know now and did what I did on the second lap. It's alright as long as we have a good race car, then we'll be able to move up quickly in the race."

Marco Andretti, Team RC Cola Chevrolet, No. 26

Andretti qualified 15th; however he will start tomorrow's race from the ninth position on the grid due to penalties to other drivers as issued by IndyCar.

"I'm a little bit disappointed for the RC guys, I think they deserve a bit more than where we qualified. I was flat in Turn 1 and Turn 2 but struggled in Turns 3 and 4 with under-steer and just couldn't get the car to turn. From what I've experienced in practice it will be tough to overtake tomorrow, there are a lot of fast cars out there - the cars will really have to go off in order to take advantage of it and pass."

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series IndyCar
Drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay , Marco Andretti , Eric Gilbert , James Hinchcliffe
Teams Andretti Autosport
Tags andretti, chevrolet, hinchecliffe, hunter-reay