Qualified:  18th                               

Finished:  11th when race halted for rain 54 laps from being an official race

  • Race originally scheduled for Saturday night, June 11
  • Race postponed due to inclement weather/track conditions
  • Race rescheduled for Sunday day, June 11
  • Sunday, June 11, race cancelled after 71 laps, due to inclement weather 
  • Race not official (needed to complete 125 of 248 laps to be official)
  • Race rescheduled for Saturday night, August 27
  • Bourdais 11th when race red flagged  

Sebastien Bourdais Race Day Quote:
“It was obviously a tough day. The Hydroxycut machine had the least amount of downforce of anyone and unfortunately, it showed. For 15 laps I was just barely hanging on and the car was way too fast on its own. I think we had the second or third quickest lap of the race. That is just the way it is, but it doesn’t really matter. What matters is that Josef (Newgarden) and Conor (Daly) aren’t seriously hurt. The magnitude of that crash…we just have to very happy and feel very lucky. Obviously, Josef is hurt, but when you see the crash…it’s a miracle. Also, I feel bad for the fans, but have a lot of respect for them. Two days of rain and they stayed with it. I’m just sorry we couldn’t get an official race in for them.”
Fast Facts:

  • Sebastien Bourdais drove the No. 11 Team HYDROXYCUT – KVSH Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone entry in the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway.
  • Had the race been official and Bourdais finished the 11th it would have been Bourdais best finish at TMS. In three previous races at here, Bourdais has a best finish of 14th last year.
  • In the first eight races of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season, Bourdais has finished in the top-10 five times with one win (Detroit Race 1).
  • Bourdais is 14th in the championship standings with 210 points, but just 32 points out of fifth.
  • In the first two oval events in 2016, Bourdais has finished eighth, Phoenix and ninth, Indy 500.
  • This is Bourdais’ 11th Verizon IndyCar Series season and third with KVSH Racing.
  • The 2016 Firestone 600 was Bourdais’ 156th career Verizon IndyCar Series start, 43rd with KVSH Racing, 30th on an oval and fourth at Texas Motor Speedway.
  • In 156 career IndyCar starts, Bourdais has won 35 races (tied with Bobby Unser for sixth all-time) and taken 33 pole positions (tied for seventh).
  • Of Bourdais 30 career oval starts, 21 have come in the last three years.
  • Bourdais has made 22 IndyCar oval starts with a best qualifying of fourth at Fontana in 2013. His best finish is a win at Milwaukee in 2015, his first on an oval since 2006 also at Milwaukee.
  • Bourdais made eight oval starts in Champ Cars earning four victories, Lausitz, 2003; Las Vegas, 2004 and 2005; Milwaukee, 2006. He captured three poles: Lausitz, 2003; Las Vegas, 2005 and Milwaukee, 2006.
  • Bourdais is the only driver to win four consecutive IndyCar championships, taking the title in 2004 – 2007 (Champ Car World Series).
  • Bourdais, 37, is a native of Le Mans, France but resides in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Next Race:
Round 10 of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season will be the Kohler Grand Prix, Sunday, June 26 at Road America in Plymouth, WI. The race will be broadcast live on NBC at 12:30 p.m. ET. It is also available on radio: XM 209 and IMS IndyCar Radio as well as online: IndyCar.com and Verizon IndyCar 15 app.