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Ferrucci has Strong Start Early Incident in Firestone GP

Santino Ferrucci Race Summary:

·       Santino Ferrucci had a fantastic start to the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season ending Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg only to have it end with an early race incident.

·       Ferrucci qualified the No. 18 Team SealMaster-Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan entry 18th and started on row nine.

·       He picked up four positions on the opening lap and got as high as ninth when some cars pitted early in a three stop strategy.

·       Following his first pit stop he was hit by another driver causing damage to his car. That was followed by a brush with the wall.

·       His race ended shortly thereafter when, following a restart, the front suspension let go sending the car into the wall damaging it beyond repair.

·       Ferrucci finished 23rd.

·       The Firestone GP of St. Petersburg was original scheduled as the first race of the season, but was rescheduled due to the COVID19 pandemic.

Santino Ferrucci Race Quote:

“We had a fantastic start to the race. We had the SealMaster Honda up to 14th, then 13. We just kept racing along. We came out of the pits after a really good, super-fast, pit stop and had contact going into turn four when another car came from the outside and hit us. The contact did slight damage to the car. During the next stint I unfortunately clipped the inside wall. When we went to do the restart the front suspension let go and my car went straight into the wall. Obviously, I’m disappointed about today, however, I want to thank the team for all the hard work and our partners for all their support during this unique season.”

Santino Ferrucci Fast Facts:

·       Ferrucci earned seven points today to finish 13th in the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series championship standings with 290 points.

·       Ferrucci finished in the top-10 in five of the 14 races during the 2020 season with a best showing of fourth in the Indianapolis 500, two sixth place finishes, both at Road America, ninth in the GMR Grand Prix and a 10th at St. Louis Race 2.

·       The 2020 season was Ferrucci’s second full NTT IndyCar season and first with Dale Coyne w/ Vasser-Sullivan.

·       The Firestone GP of St. Petersburg was Ferrucci’s 35th career NTT IndyCar Series start and second on the streets of St. Petersburg.

·       In his two starts on the streets of St. Petersburg, Ferrucci has a best qualifying position of 18th this year and a best finish of ninth in 2019.

·       In 35 career IndyCar starts, Ferrucci has four top-five finishes. Fourth in the 2020 Indy 500 and fourth at Texas Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway and World Wide Technology Raceway, all in 2019.

·       Ferrucci, 22, is a native of Woodbury, Connecticut. He resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Ferrucci to Start on Ninth Row for Firestone GP St. Pete

Santino Ferrucci Qualifying Summary:

·       Santino Ferrucci qualified the No. 18 Team SealMaster-Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan entry 18th for tomorrow’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn temporary street circuit in St. Petersburg, Florida.

·       Ferrucci went out in Group 2 in Round 1 of qualifying and posted the ninth fastest lap, 1:01.1797, of the 12 drivers in his group. He will start on row nine in the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

·       The 18th place starting position is Ferrucci’s best in two races at St. Petersburg. In his debut last year he qualified 23rd and then had an outstanding race finishing ninth.

Santino Ferrucci Qualifying Quote:

“It was a very interesting first day for the SealMaster Honda team.  We have a better race car than a qualifying car. We’re struggling to break into the top-10. I’m struggling. I’ve been bouncing the car off the wall multiple times in both practice and qualifying. We’re not extracting the best out of the lap time. We’ve just got to tidy it up for tomorrow and we’ll be fine.” 

Santino Ferrucci Fast Facts:

·       Ferrucci is currently 12th in the NTT IndyCar Series championship standings with 283 points, 11 points out of 10th.

·       He has finished in the top-10 in five of the 13 races during the 2020 season with a best finish of fourth in the Indianapolis 500, two sixth place finishes, both at Road America, ninth in the GMR Grand Prix and a 10th at St. Louis Race 2.

·       Ferrucci is contesting his second full NTT IndyCar season and first with Dale Coyne w/ Vasser-Sullivan.

·       The 2020 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will be Ferrucci’s 35th career NTT IndyCar Series start and second on the streets of St. Petersburg.

·       In 34 career IndyCar starts, Ferrucci has four top-five finishes. Fourth in the 2020 Indy 500 and fourth at Texas Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway and World Wide Technology Raceway, all in 2019.

·       Ferrucci, 22, is a native of Woodbury, Connecticut. He resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Next Race:
Round 14 of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season will be the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, October, 24-25, on the temporary street circuit in St. Petersburg, Florida. 

FERRUCCI FINISHES 12th IN HARVEST GRAND PRIX RACE 2

Santino Ferrucci Harvest Grand Prix Race 2 Summary:

·       Santino Ferrucci piloted the No. 18 Team SealMaster–Dale Coyne with Vasser-Sullivan entry to a 12th place finish in the inaugural Harvest Grand Prix Race 2 on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course in Speedway, Indiana.

·       Ferrucci qualified an IMS road course high 11th for Race 2 with a lap of 1:09.4791 earlier today.

·       He again had a phenomenal start to the race, picking up five spots slotting into sixth place.

·       At the end of the first stint Ferrucci struggled with the used red (alternate) tires and lost some positions.

·       During the second stint, which was on the black (primary) tire, Ferrucci essentially held station.

·       He recovered during the third stint on new red tires to finish in 12th place.

Santino Ferrucci Harvest Grand Prix Race 2 Quote:

“We had another phenomenal start to the race in the SealMaster Honda moving up almost into the top-five. After the start we struggled on the used red (alternate) tires and we weren’t so great on the black (primary) tires. I think we had a little too much front wing. It just wasn’t the same as yesterday. Once we put the new reds on everything seemed to make more sense with the car. Now we’ll head to St. Petersburg for the final race and see if we can end the season on a high note.”

Santino Ferrucci Fast Facts:

·       Ferrucci earned 18 points today and remains 12th in the NTT IndyCar Series championship standings with 283 points.

·       Ferrucci has finished in the top-10 in five of the 13 races during the 2020 season with a season-high fourth in the Indianapolis 500, two sixth place finishes, both at Road America, ninth place in the GMR Grand Prix and 10th at St. Louis Race 2.

·       Ferrucci is contesting his second full NTT IndyCar Series season and first with Dale Coyne w/ Vasser-Sullivan.

·       The 2020 Harvest Grand Prix Race 2 was Ferrucci’s 34th career NTT IndyCar Series start and fourth on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

·       The 12th place finish is Ferrucci’s second best in four races on the IMS road course behind a ninth place performance earlier this year at the GMR Grand Prix. Today’s 11th place starting in the Harvest Grand Prix Race 2 is his highest.

·       In 34 career IndyCar starts, Ferrucci has four top-five finishes. Fourth in the 2020 Indy 500 and fourth at Texas Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway and World Wide Technology Raceway, all in 2019)

·       Ferrucci, 22, is a native of Woodbury, Connecticut. He resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Next Race:
Round 14 of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season will be the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburgr, October, 24-25, on the temporary street circuit in St. Petersburg, Florida. 

Santino Ferrucci Harvest Grand Prix Race 1 Summary

Santino Ferrucci Harvest Grand Prix Race 1 Summary:

·       Santino Ferrucci piloted the No. 18 Team SealMaster – Dale Coyne with Vasser-Sullivan entry to a 15th place finish in the inaugural Harvest Grand Prix Race 1 on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course in Speedway, Indiana.

·       Ferrucci qualified 20th for Race 1.

·       In a strategy move, he was one of only six of the 25 drivers in the race, and the only outside the top-seven, to start on the red (alternate) Firestone tires.

·       The move paid off as Ferrucci went from 20th to 11th in the first eight laps of the race.

·       Shortly thereafter an incident with another driver dropped him back to 19th place where he began to battle back.

·       When other teams pitted early to shed their black (primary) tires Ferrucci climbed into the top-10, leading one lap.

·       His track position see-sawed back and forth as different pit strategies played out, however he eventually settled into a spot in the mid-to-low teens where he finished.

·       The five positions Ferrucci gained tied him for third biggest mover of the race.

Santino Ferrucci Harvest Grand Prix Race 1 Quote:

“We showed today the No. 18 SealMaster Honda had good pace even with a smashed front wing. We were having a really good race, just Hunter-Reay didn’t want to give up the inside going into turn two and well…I wasn’t going to lift.  Other than that, I’m really proud of the crew. On the last pit stop, it was nobody’s fault. One of the lug nuts got striped and that’s that. All and all I think we are ready tomorrow.”

Santino Ferrucci Fast Facts:

·       Ferrucci earned 16 points today and is now 12th in the NTT IndyCar Series championship standings with 262 points.

·       Ferrucci has finished in the top-10 in five of the 12 races during the 2020 season with a season high fourth in the Indianapolis 500, two sixth place finishes, both at Road America, ninth place in the GMR Grand Prix and 10th at St. Louis Race 2.

·       Ferrucci is contesting his second full NTT IndyCar Series season and first with Dale Coyne w/ Vasser-Sullivan.

·       The 2020 Harvest Grand Prix Race 1 was Ferrucci’s 33rd career NTT IndyCar Series start and third on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

·       In three races on the IMS road course Ferrucci has a best finish of ninth earlier this year at the GMR Grand Prix and a best starting positon of 14th in 2019.

·       In 33 career IndyCar starts, Ferrucci has four top-five finishes. Fourth in the 2020 Indy 500 and fourth at Texas Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway and World Wide Technology Raceway, all in 2019)

·       Ferrucci, 22, is a native of Woodbury, Connecticut. He resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Next Race:
Round 13 of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season will be the Harvest Grand Prix Race 2, October, 3, on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course in Speedway, Indiana.

RED FLAG BRINGS EARLY END TO FERRUCCI’S QUALIFYING SESSION FOR INAUGURAL HARVEST GP RACE 1

Santino Ferrucci Qualifying Summary Harvest Grand Prix Race 1:
A red flag ended Santino Ferrucci’s qualifying session for the inaugural Harvest Grand Prix Race 1 early before he could turn a single lap on the faster red (Firestone alternate) tires. Ferrucci went out in Group 1 (of two groups) on the black (primary) tires for the first stint like the other 11 drivers in his group. With five minutes left in the 12-minute session, Ferrucci pitted for the red tires, however just as he exited the pits another driver went off-track bringing out a red flag. Unfortunately, time expired before the track went green again. Ferrucci will grid on the 10th row for tomorrow’s race.

Santino Ferrucci Qualifying Quote Harvest Grand Prix Race 1:

“The SealMaster Honda would have been much better on the red (alternate) tires, however the session was not extended after the red flag. We lost a lot of time during the practice session earlier today and unfortunately that hurt us in the cold weather during qualifying. The race tomorrow should be super exciting because of the fans that are here.”

Santino Ferrucci Fast Facts:

Ferrucci is currently 10th in the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series championship standings with 249 points.

He has finished in the top-10 in five of the 11 races contested during the 2020 season with a season high fourth in the Indianapolis 500, two sixth place finishes, both at Road America, a ninth place showing in the GMR Grand Prix and 10th place finish at St. Louis Race 2.

Ferrucci is contesting his second full NTT IndyCar season and first with Dale Coyne w/ Vasser-Sullivan.

The 2020 Harvest Grand Prix Doubleheader will be Ferrucci’s 33rd and 34th career NTT IndyCar Series starts and third and fourth on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

In three qualifying attempts on the IMS road course Ferrucci has a best starting positon of 14th in 2019. In two previous races he has a best finish of ninth earlier this year.

In 32 career IndyCar starts, Ferrucci has four top-five finishes. Fourth in the 2020 Indy 500 and fourth at Texas Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway and World Wide Technology Raceway, all in 2019)

Ferrucci, 22, is a native of Woodbury, Connecticut. He resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Next Race:
Round 12 and 13 of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season will be the Harvest Grand Prix Doubleheader, October, 1-3, on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course in Speedway, Indiana. 

FERRUCCI HAS STRONG DRIVE TO FINISH IN TOP-10 IN BOMMARITO AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 500 RACE 2

Santino Ferrucci Race 2 Summary:

·       Santino Ferrucci had a strong drive piloting the No. 18 Team SealMaster – Dale Coyne with Vasser-Sullivan entry to a 10th place finish in the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Race 2 on the 1.25-mile World Wide Technology Raceway oval in Madison, Illinois.

·       Ferrucci qualified 16th for Race 2. He started on the outside of Row 8.

·       The race opened with two yellow flag laps due to some fluid on the track from one of the sweepers.

·       When the green flag flew Ferrucci did what he has become known for, he picked up six positions on the opening two laps to move into 10th place.

·       Ferrucci ran in the top-10, except for pit stops, through the entire race.

·       He had a chance at a top-five finish, however lapped traffic during the final stint made it impossible to move forward. 

Santino Ferrucci Race Quote:

“We finished in the top-10 and the car was phenomenal. It was a solid Race 2 for the SealMaster Honda team in the Bommarito Automotive Group 500. We really had a top-five car. I just got caught up in lapped traffic at the end, so we ended up sitting where we were. Overall, really proud of the engineering team getting the car sorted.”

Santino Ferrucci Fast Facts:

·       Ferrucci earned 20 points today and is now ninth in the IndyCar championship standings with 216 points.

·       Ferrucci has finished in the top-10 in five of the nine races during the 2020 season with a season high fourth in the Indianapolis 500, two sixth place finishes, both at Road America, and a ninth place showing in the GMR Grand Prix.

·       The 2020 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Race 2 was Ferrucci’s 30th career NTT IndyCar Series start and third at World Wide Technology Raceway.

·       In three starts at WWT Raceway he has finished in the top-10 twice with a best showing of fourth in his WWT debut last year. His best starting position is sixth also in 2019.

·       Ferrucci is contesting his second full NTT IndyCar Series season and first with Dale Coyne w/ Vasser-Sullivan.

·       In 30 career IndyCar starts, Ferrucci has four top-five finishes. Fourth in the 2020 Indy 500 and fourth at Texas Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway and World Wide Technology Raceway, all in 2019) and 12 top-10 showings.

·       Ferrucci, 22, is a native of Woodbury, Connecticut and resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

MISTAKE DURING FINAL PIT STOP COSTS FERRUCCI TOP-FIVE FINISH IN BOMMARITO AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 500 RACE 1

Santino Ferrucci Race 1 Summary:

·       Santino Ferrucci had the No. 18 Team SealMaster – Dale Coyne with Vasser-Sullivan entry solidly in the top-five heading into the final pit stop of the race. However, a major mistake during the stop dropped him to the back of the field in Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Race 1 on the 1.25-mile World Wide Technology Raceway oval in Madison, Illinois.

·       Ferrucci qualified 20th for Race 1. He started on the outside of Row 10.

·       He spent the first stint running in the mid-teens, settling in and working with the car.

·       The team employed a pit strategy that worked when a yellow flag came out just past the halfway point of the race, with Ferrucci in 10th place.

·       He was in ninth position when the race resumed and had a spectacular restart, picking up four places to move into fifth place.

·       Ferrucci was running in fifth when he came to the pits for his final stop. During the stop there was a major mistake which dropped him to 17th place.

·       Fighting back he picked up one spot to finish 16th and gained valuable championship points.

·       Ferrucci led two laps today. It was the second race in a row he has led laps (one in the Indy 500).

·       Ferruci qualified 16th for tomorrow’s Bommarito Automotive Group Race 2.

Santino Ferrucci Race Quote:

“With limited practice yesterday it took me the first stint to get used to the car. We went with a different fuel strategy, which with a late caution, played in our favor. It put us up to 10th. We had a killer restart and moved into fifth. We rode there and things were looking real promising. Until the final pit stop. We had a major mistake during the stop and ended up in the back of the field.”

Santino Ferrucci Fast Facts:

·       The 2020 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Race 1 was Ferrucci’s 29th career NTT IndyCar Series start and second at World Wide Technology Raceway.

·       In two starts at WWT Raceway he has a best starting position of sixth and a best finish of fourth both in his WWT debut last year.

·       Ferrucci earned 15 points today and remains eighth in the IndyCar championship standings with 196 points.

·       Ferrucci has finished in the top-9 in four of the eight races during the 2020 season with a season high fourth in the Indianapolis 500, two sixth place finishes, both at Road America, and a ninth place showing in the GMR Grand Prix.

·       Ferrucci is contesting his second full NTT IndyCar Series season and first with Dale Coyne w/ Vasser-Sullivan.

·       In 29 career IndyCar starts, Ferrucci has four top-five finishes. Fourth in the 2020 Indy 500 and fourth at Texas Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway and World Wide Technology Raceway, all in 2019) and 11 top-10 showings.

·       Ferrucci, 22, is a native of Woodbury, Connecticut and resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Next Race:

Round 9 of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season will be the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Race 2, August 30, at World Wide Technology Raceway in the Madison, Illinois. Metro area. 

Ferrucci pre race notes: Bommarito 500

SANTINO FERRUCCI

NO. 18 TEAM SEALMASTER – DALE COYNE WITH VASSER-SULLIVAN

HONDA/DALLARA/FIRESTONE

Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Doubleheader

World Wide Technology Raceway – August 28-30, 2020

Santino Ferrucci Summary:
Santino Ferrucci will pilot the No. 18 Team SealMaster-Dale Coyne w/ Vasser-Sullivan entry during the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Doubleheader on the 1.5-mile World Wide Technology Raceway oval in Madison, Illinois. Ferrucci is coming off an outstanding fourth place performance in the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500. He is eighth in the championship standings with 181 points. Ferrucci has finished in the top-9 in four of the seven races during the 2020 season with a season high fourth at Indy, two sixth place finishes, both at Road America, and a ninth place showing in the GMR Grand Prix.

Santino Ferrucci Quote:

“We’re coming off the Indy 500 with huge momentum heading into the Bommarito Automotive Group doubleheader. I’m super confident we can build on that momentum and I can’t wait to get back to racing for SealMaster, Bommarito and all of our sponsors. We felt like we had the race won last year leading almost 100 laps. So I’ve been waiting to get back there ever since. I think we have a really good chance at getting a win especially with the doubleheader format.”

Career Statistics
Seasons3Top-Five4
Career Starts28Top-1011
Wins0Poles0
Podium0Laps Led119
2020 NTT IndyCar Series Statistics
Starts7Top-104
Wins0Poles0
Podiums0Laps Led  1
Top-Five1  
2020 NTT IndyCar Series Results
Texas S/F23/21Iowa 1 S/F11/13
GMR GP15/9Iowa 2 S/F16/18
Road America 1 S/F6/6Indianapolis 50019/4
Road America 2 S/F11/6  
World Wide Technology Raceway Results
Number of Starts1Best Start6 (2019)
2019 S/F6/4Best Finish4 (2019)

Santino Ferrucci Fast Facts:

Ferrucci is contesting his second full NTT IndyCar season and first with Dale Coyne w/ Vasser-Sullivan.

The 2020 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Doubleheader will be Ferrucci’s 29th and 30th career NTT IndyCar Series starts and second at World Wide Technology Raceway.

In his WWT Raceway debut last year Ferrucci qualified sixth and finished fourth. He was leading the race and in line for a win, when a late yellow flag derailed his effort.

In 28 career IndyCar starts, Ferrucci has four top-five finishes. Fourth in the 2020 Indy 500 and fourth at Texas Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway and World Wide Technology Raceway, all in 2019)

Ferrucci, 22, is a native of Woodbury, Connecticut. He resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Next Race:

Round 8 and 9 of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season will be the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 doubleheader, August 29 and 30, at World Wide Technology Raceway in the Madison, Illinois. Metro area. 

FERRUCCI IN 104TH RUNNING OF THE INDIANAPOLIS 500: Race Report

Santino Ferrucci Race Day Summary:

·       Santino Ferrucci drove a phenomenal race in the No. 18 Team SealMaster-Dale Coyne Vasser-Sullivan entry passing the most cars on track, 29, and improving the second most positions, 15, to finish fourth in the 104th running of Indianapolis 500 on the fabled 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval.

·       Santino Ferrucci qualified 19th and started on the inside of Row 7 for the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

·       He moved into the top-10 on lap 47 where he remained the entire race other than during pit stops.

·       Ferrucci battled his way into the top-five, which some incredible on track passes on lap 79 and waHs never lower than eighth the rest of the race.

·       He took over fourth place on lap 185 and if not for a late yellow flag, which ended the race, had a legitimate shot at a top-three finish.

·       Ferrucci led one lap today, his first in an Indy 500.

Santino Ferrucci Race Day Quote:

“Just an incredible race. The SealMaster Honda was insane today. We started 19th and finished fourth. The guys worked really hard on pit lane, on the timing stand and the strategy was perfect.  I’m just really happy, after two incredibly long weeks of focusing on the SealMaster car we ended really good. During the first pit stop I got caught in neutral, and it was like a blessing in disguise. It set us way back, but the momentum we had just carried us. On the restart we went from 25th right back into the top-10 where we needed to be and we just fought our way into the top-four.”      

Santino Ferrucci Fast Facts:

·       The 2020 Indianapolis 500 was Ferrucci’s 28th career NTT IndyCar Series start and second Indianapolis 500.

·       The fourth place finish is his best in two Indianapolis 500 races surpassing a seventh place showing in his Indy 500 debut last, which earned him the 2019 Rookie of the Year Award.

·       Ferrucci earned 65 points today (double points for the Indy 500) and is now eighth in the IndyCar championship standings with 181 points.

·       Todays’ fourth place finish is his best of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season. He has now finished in the top-9 in four of the seven. In addition to the fourth place showing in the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 he placed sixth twice, both at Road America, and finished ninth in the GMR Grand Prix.

·       Ferrucci is contesting his second full NTT IndyCar Series season and first with Dale Coyne w/ Vasser-Sullivan.

·       In 28 career IndyCar starts, Ferrucci has four top-four finishes (Fourth: 2020 Indianapolis 500, Texas Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway and World Wide Technology Raceway, all in 2019) and 11 top-10 showings.

·       Ferrucci, 22, is a native of Woodbury, Connecticut and resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Next Race:

Round 8 and 9 of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season will be the Bommarito Automotive Group doubleheader, August 29 and 30, at World Wide Technology Raceway in the Madison, Illinois. Metro area.

FERRUCCI MAKES BIG IMPROVEMENT TO CAR ON CARB DAY

Santino Ferrucci Carb Day Summary:

·       Santino Ferrucci piloted the No. 18 Team SealMaster-Dale Coyne with Vasser-Sullivan entry to a fast lap of 222.806 mph on Carb Day, the final practice before 104th running of Indianapolis 500 on the fabled 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval.

·       Reduced speeds were seen throughout the field as engine boost has been returned to pre-qualifying levels

·       Santino Ferrucci qualified 19th and will grid on the inside of Row 7 for the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

Santino Ferrucci Carb Day Quote:

“We tried a few things today with the SealMaster Honda and made a big improvement over practice last Sunday. I’m a lot more comfortable behind the wheel and we can actually pass cars. I believe we have a good car for the race Sunday.”

Santino Ferrucci Fast Facts:

·       The 2020 Indianapolis 500 will be Ferrucci’s 28th career NTT IndyCar Series start and second Indianapolis 500.

·       The 19th place qualifying position is Ferrucci’s best in two attempts at IMS. It surpasses his 23rd place starting position in his Indy 500 debut last year. He finished seventh.

·       Ferrucci is 11th in the IndyCar championship standings with 116 points.

·       He has finished in the top-9 in three of the six races during the 2020 season with two sixth place finishes, both at Road America, and a ninth place showing in the GMR Grand Prix.

·       Ferrucci is the 2019 Indianapolis 500 “Rookie of the Year.”

·       He finished third in 2019 “Rookie of the Year” standings, third in laps completed (2037 of 2092) and was fourth among all drivers on ovals with 170 points.

·       Ferrucci is contesting his second full NTT IndyCar Series season and first with Dale Coyne w/ Vasser-Sullivan.

·       In 27 career IndyCar starts, Ferrucci has three top-five finishes (Fourth at: Texas Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway and World Wide Technology Raceway, all in 2019) and 10 top-10 showings.

·       Ferrucci, 22, is a native of Woodbury, Connecticut and resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Next Race:

Round 7 of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season will be the 104th running of the Indianapolis500, August 23, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

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