Race: P14

Finishing position: 14th
Starting position: 17th
Pit stops: 3
Average speed: 146.947 mph
Cautions: 2 for 17 laps
Lead changes: 4 among 4 drivers
Race passes: 955 total; 234 for position
Championship standing: 16th

“I continue to be proud of these Carlin guys. They’ve done such a great job with so little testing experience here, and they showed up yesterday morning with a good car in the No 23 Novo Nordisk Chevrolet that was able to advance from our starting position throughout the race. We definitely learned a lot today, especially about short-track racing. I feel like we can take a lot of things away from today. We seemed to have really good pace at certain times throughout the race which was great, but now we just need to learn why we couldn’t have that same pace every lap.”

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Practice 1: P20, 175.467 mph
Qualifying: P17, 176.245 mph
Practice 2: P15, 169.767 mph

“I’m really proud of these Carlin guys. We didn’t test here last week like a lot of teams did, but we showed up this morning with a car that was really consistent. We ran a lot of laps on a set of tires in the morning practice session, but we didn’t get a clean qualifying run with traffic because of that late yellow. I’m just proud of this team for showing up with a solid car with no experience here in an IndyCar. I had my hands full a couple of times during that qualifying run where the car tried to rotate on me a little bit. Things didn’t quite shake out how we wanted it to in qualifying, but we’ll work on the race car tonight and see where we are tomorrow for those 300 laps.”

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