Andretti Autosport – Verizon IndyCar Series. Opening Day Report. Indianapolis 500.

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“As a team, because of weather, we kind of accelerated our program and moved some things forward that we had planned for the end of the week. I think that’s why we look pretty stout right now. By Fast Friday you’ll see things where they really pan out across the field. I’m pretty happy with the behavior of the Snapple car but there’s some work to do still. The thing about this track is, you can be on top one day and then have to completely start over the next.”
– Marco Andretti
No. 27 Snapple Honda

“I’m excited it’s the first day of the 500. All of the cars from the teammates had around the same speeds, but today is the first day- there is still a long way to go. We still have a lot of things to try. I think it is good that we start the week with good pace in the United Fiber & Data car. Compared to last year, I know for sure we have made a big improvement this year overall. It is too early to talk, but the car feels good, we still have some work to do. It’s a long week ahead so there is a lot of work.”
– Carlos Munoz
No. 26 United Fiber & Data Honda

“Good day – I think we had a good run in traffic. I think the 28 DHL Honda was one of the best cars in traffic, if not the best out there. I was pretty happy with it. This is about as good of conditions as it’s going to get and we need to be prepared for worse conditions and for when the full field settles in.”
-Ryan Hunter-Reay
No. 28 DHL Honda

“Today was good, the car felt fast. This morning was definitely eye opening in terms of not having any kind of prior comparison to a place like this. I was glad we got through ROP without any real issues and this afternoon we got to work. I think it was a very good day for the team in general – the biggest thing for me is getting comfortable with the group running. Overall, it was a good start to May. I’m really looking forward to the rest of the week and settling in with the track.”
– Alexander Rossi
No. 98 Castrol Edge/Curb Honda

“The CPK/Robert Graham car felt really good today and the team ran strong. We are still settling in – it’s still early – but I’m getting to know the guys and I’m pleased with the direction we are heading in. We’ll see how things continue to progress throughout the week, but I think we’re going to have a competitive May. I’m looking forward to getting back out there tomorrow.”
– Townsend Bell
No. 29 California Pizza Kitchen/Robert Graham Honda