HONDA INDY 200 AT MID-OHIO RACE REPORT 07.28.2019 With the checkered flag on the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, Round 14 of NTT IndyCar Series competition is in the books and for the second year in a row the 90-lap event was run without caution periods. After a well-executed three-stop pit strategy, Ryan Hunter-Reay goes…
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NTT INDYCAR SERIES
- STARTING POSITION: 2nd
QUALIFYING TIME: 1:05.5317
“Looking back at [qualifying], Will [Power] did a really slow first lap of his two-lap run, and I did two push laps in a row. I think I ran out of tire because they were used Firestones by the time I got halfway through the lap and that’s where the deficit came from. A little bit better of a strategy call they made than us, but I think our race car is great. The boys have done a really good job overnight – we struggled yesterday. The NAPA Andretti Honda boys put their heads together and made it happen today, and the front row is a good place to start.”
No. 28 DHL HONDA
- STARTING POSITION: 10th
QUALIFYING TIME: 1:05.7328
“After [Practice 1] we knew we needed some speed, so we threw some setup changes at it. I think the car was pretty decent. We advanced on to the top 12 and then got too aggressive with the front of the car and missed the [Firestone] Fast Six. We just came up a bit shy today, but we’re still inside the top 10 and we’ll do our best to turn that into a fight for the DHL team.”
No. 98 UNIFIRST / CURB HONDA
- STARTING POSITION: 19th
QUALIFYING TIME: 1:06.4156
“We wanted more out of qualifying but didn’t have the setup to get us there. We were loose on entry and couldn’t pick up the speed. We need to concentrate on containing the rear [of the car] for the race and get creative with strategy to move our way up.”
No. 26 GAINBRIDGE HONDA
- STARTING POSITION: 20th
QUALIFYING TIME: 1:06.2115
“It was a frustrating day. We missed it again. We have really been struggling getting the right feeling underneath us. It’s going to be a frustrating race starting where we are on the grid. It is how this year has gone. We just need to figure out how to make changes that will allow us to move forward.”
Andretti Autosport retains Alexander Rossi on multi-year agreement NAPA AUTO PARTS and AutoNation to serve as co-primary sponsors of Rossi’s No. 27 entry Andretti Autosport IndyCar effort to remain Honda-powered via multi-year extension LEXINGTON, OHIO (Sat., July 27, 2019) — Alexander Rossi will continue to call Andretti Autosport home after extending his tenure with the team…
NTT INDYCAR SERIES OF NOTE: Defending race-winner Alexander Rossi looks for a return to the podium at Mid-Ohio to tighten the championship points gap. Rossi enters the race weekend trailing points leader Josef Newgarden by 29 points. Fresh off his third top-10 finish of the season and best finish of 2019, Zach Veach looks to carry momentum for a…
IOWA 300 RACE REPORT 07.20.2019 Iowa Speedway brought the heat Friday but Saturday was all about the rain. Evening showers spoiled the original start of the Iowa 300, delaying the start time by almost four hours. With only one brief red flag for a lingering sprinkle of rain, the 300-lap event was run at full…
ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT RACE PREVIEW NTT INDYCAR SERIES IOWA 300 NTT INDYCAR SERIES OF NOTE: The Andretti Autosport stable has claimed seven of 12 wins at Iowa Speedway, once holding a six-year win streak Ryan Hunter-Reay holds the most wins of any INDYCAR driver at Iowa Speedway, recording three victories on the short oval (2012, 2014, 2015) With his…
NTT INDYCAR SERIES HONDA INDY TORONTO RACE REPORT 07.14.2019 The 85-lap race, bookended by full course cautions, saw many different strategies playing out through the field. But it was the strategy of those that led the field to the green flag that prevailed, earning their podium-finishes. The team quickly heads back to Indianapolis to turn…
07.13.2019 With qualifying on the streets of Toronto complete, all focus shifts to Sunday’s 85-lap race. Broadcast coverage of the Honda Indy Toronto at 3 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS HONDA STARTING POSITION: 4th QUALIFYING TIME: 0:58.9215 OF NOTE: Made his fifth Firestone Fast Six appearance of the season // Brushed the…
HONDA INDY TORONTO NTT INDYCAR SERIES OF NOTE: Ryan Hunter-Reay claims Andretti Autosport’s only team win on the streets of Toronto (2012) and looks to drive his DHL machine back to victory lane at Exhibition Place. A podium contender for most of the race, Marco Andretti was forced to pit on the final lap in 2018 for a…
UNIFIRST TO SPONSOR MARCO ANDRETTI FOR TWO RACES IN JULY
Veteran racer to drive the No. 98 UniFirst / Curb Honda for NTT IndyCar Series events at Toronto and Mid-Ohio
INDIANAPOLIS (07.01.2019) — UniFirst Corporation, a North American leader in providing customized work uniform programs, corporate attire, and facility service products, will be the primary sponsor of Marco Andretti’s No. 98 IndyCar machine at the upcoming Honda Indy Toronto and Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. The No. 98 car design will feature UniFirst’s branded green colors, along with the company’s corporate logos. UniFirst, the official shop uniform supplier of Andretti Autosport, recently signed a new multi-year sponsorship extension, continuing its long-running partnership with the championship-winning team.
“It’s fantastic to have UniFirst as primary sponsor at Toronto and Mid-Ohio this year,” said Andretti Autosport CEO Michael Andretti. “We’ve been partners for over 10 years now and have built a great relationship with their team. UniFirst outfits our employees at the shop with great-looking, high quality uniforms each week, which is extremely important in our line of work. They are always great to work with and truly care about their customers and partners. It is extremely nice to have partners like UniFirst who are eager to continue building upon the already great partnership we’ve created.”
Outfitting nearly two million workers each week throughout the U.S. and Canada with image-enhancing uniforms, UniFirst delivers excellence in customer service based on the company’s founding core values: customer focus, respect for others, and commitment to quality. With over 250 facilities located throughout North America and Europe, UniFirst helps more than 300,000 business customer locations keep their employees looking their best, and their facilities clean and safe through their customized facility service programs. This allows UniFirst to be a single-source solution for a variety of needs.
“The dynamic design for the UniFirst-branded No. 98 Indy car looks amazing and we can’t wait to show it off in Toronto and Ohio with Marco Andretti behind the wheel,” said Michael Croatti, senior vice president at UniFirst. “And we’re thrilled to be continuing our longstanding partnership with Andretti Autosport, both on and off the track.”
Round 11 of NTT IndyCar Series competition will continue next weekend on the streets of Toronto where Andretti will join teammates Ryan Hunter-Reay (No. 28 DHL Honda), Alexander Rossi (No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS Honda) and Zach Veach (No. 26 Gainbridge Honda) for 85 laps of racing action. The Honda Indy Toronto will go green Sunday, July 14, at 3:40 p.m. ET with broadcast coverage available on NBC Sports Network beginning at 3 p.m. ET.
Two weeks later, the team will head to Lexington, Ohio, for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. The green flag will wave at 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 28, with coverage of the event on NBC network beginning at 4 p.m. ET.