NO. 4 KV RACING TECHNOLOGY CHEVROLET/DALLARA/FIRESTONE
“I am very happy with my result today. It took a while to get comfortable with the car and we had to make some changes during our stops. I went down a couple of laps at the beginning, but thanks to the yellows, I was able to get those laps back. By the end of the race I was fast and I managed to move up to 11th. I am very happy with my oval best finish and thank all my crew and Chevy for giving me a great car.
Coletti’s 11th place finish today, was his best finish on an oval. He also earned his best start of 21st. His previous best start was 23rd and best finish of 19th at Texas.
Coletti made his 11th Verizon IndyCar start today, 11th with KV Racing Technology and third on an oval.
Coletti made his oval debut this year at the Indianapolis 500. He is the second Monegasque driver to start there (Louis Chiron in 1929 was the other).
His best finish on a road/street course is 8th (GP of Indianapolis) and best qualifying is also 8th (Detroit Race 1).
Coletti, a rookie picked up 19 points today and sits 19th in the championship standings with 141 points.
NO. 11 MISTIC E-CIGS – KVSH RACING CHEVROLET/DALLARA/FIRESTONE
“It was a very tough day for the Mistic KVSH Racing team. Every time we would begin to move up we started to have overheating issues, so I had to come into the pits a few times to clean the radiators. The guys pulled a tear off out once, but it kept happening. It was frustrating for sure, but the Mistic boys hung tough. Everybody gave their best and I was trying hard behind the wheel and making some moves. Then we would have to give it all up because we were running to hot and had to pit. We will look at it and try and find some solutions. Maybe some blocking or screens. In the end, we managed to salvage some points, so that is a good thing.”
The 2015 MAVTV 500 was Bourdais’ 142nd Verizon IndyCar Series start, 29th with KVSH, 24th on an oval and third at Auto Club Speedway.
This is Bourdais’ second best finish in three attempts at Fontana behind a 12th place finish (led 35 laps) in 2013.
Bourdais earned 16 points today and now sits seventh in the championship standings with 290.
In the first 11 races this year, Bourdais has earned six top-10 finishes with three top-five showings and one win, Detroit Race 2 (fourth at the Indianapolis Grand Prix and fifth at Toronto).
Of Bourdais’ 24 career oval starts, 15 have come in the last three years.
Bourdais has made 17 IndyCar oval starts with a best qualifying of fourth at Fontana in 2013 and a best finish of seventh at the Indianapolis 500 in 2014.
Bourdais made seven oval starts in Champ Cars earning four victories and capturing three poles.