“We made the (Firestone) Fast Six, but we’re pretty disappointed with the result. We just missed a little bit with strategy and timing of our runs, and had some issues during the run that kept us from achieving the time that we had hoped to get for the DHL team. I don’t think we showed our full potential, but sixth is good starting spot. I just think we could have been quite a bit better.”
This morning’s practice session led all four Andretti drivers to be in Group 2, when Marco Andretti led the field in overall practice times followed by Ryan Hunter-Reay in third, Carlos Muñoz in fifth and rookie Alexander Rossi in seventh. Both Hunter-Reay and Rossi advanced into Round 2 of qualifying with Hunter-Reay moving on to the Firestone Fast Six. The No. 28 DHL Honda will line up sixth for tomorrow afternoon’s race.
Tomorrow’s race will go green at 6:50 p.m. ET and just 85-laps later, the final checkered flag of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship will be thrown, crowning one last victor of the season. The action will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network, with coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET. Follow along on twitter using #GoProGP and following @FollowAndretti.