IRL: Indy 500: Andretti Green Racing Opening Day ROP report

Driver: Marco Andretti Car: ...

Driver:  Marco Andretti

Car: #26 NYSE Dallara/Honda/Firestone

Marco Andretti, #26 NYSE Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"We started off pretty decent. The NYSE crew gave me a really comfortable car today, which was important. At first I was a little anxious, wanting to go quicker and quicker, but my engineer (Eddie Jones) was telling me to relax and that I had plenty of time. As soon as I'd cleared the ROP portion of my test I was able to comfortably go out and get flat and start to move my line around. Toward the end of the day I wanted to trim the car a bit more but my engineer said that we have an entire month to do this."

Driver: Michael Andretti
Car: #1 Jim Beam/Vonage Dallara/Honda/Firestone

Michael Andretti, #1 Jim Beam/Vonage Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"I was real happy. I was flat (full throttle) on the fifth lap. The Jim Beam/Vonage car feels really good. We're just sneaking up on it and haven't really done anything for speed yet. We're just doing some little things to get up to speed and so far, so good. Our team (the Jim Beam/Vonage team) has never been together before, so we've got some bonding to do and I think today was a good first step."


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Series IndyCar
Drivers Michael Andretti , Marco Andretti , Jim Beam