“I had to come through the field twice. It’s heartbreaking. This the type of year it’s been for us. Really heart breaking. The No. 28 DHL Honda really deserved to be in contention for the win there at the end. Going through Turn 2 it just shut off. I cycled the car once, nothing happened and then I got on pit lane and cycled it again. Power cycle. It turns off then it re-fired and we were a lap down. I had to come through the field twice. The car was a rocket ship. It’s a shame.”
After Sunday’s showers, the 500-mile race at Pocono Raceway was waved green just after noon today. Ryan Hunter-Reay showed the dominance of his car as he climbed through the field after starting last to lead 31 laps of the 200-lap race. Suffering from mechanical issues following a restart on Lap 163, the reigning ABC Supply 500 winner fell back to 12th position, also losing a lap. The 2012 Verizon IndyCar Series champion worked his way back through the field to cross the finish line in third.
With Round 14 of Verizon IndyCar Series Competition in the books, the crews head back to the Lone Star state Saturday for the resumption of the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. The remaining 177 laps will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network at 9 p.m. ET as the Andretti Four hits the 1.5-mile oval under the lights.