Firestone 600 Race Report

2015-texas-race9“Unfortunately, I think there’s something wrong with this car – it’s the same one we had at Indy (Indianapolis Motor Speedway) – and we’re going to ‘kitchen sink it’ as they call it, for the next oval race. We’re just going to come back with a different tub, a different everything because it’s not this difficult. There’s no excuse for this… I’m just glad I brought it back in one piece – it was loose the whole night no matter what we did to it. Meanwhile, my teammates (Marco Andretti, Carlos Muñoz) were adding front wing the whole night trying to get the front to grip up…”

The ninth round of competition for the Verizon IndyCar Series went checkered under the lights of Texas Motor Speedway, but the Texas night was not as kind to Ryan Hunter-Reay as the 2012 Verizon IndyCar Series Champion battled with handling issues all night. Coming in to the pits mid-race for a downforce adjustment, Hunter-Reay lost valuable track time from which the car was not able to recover. He recorded an 18th-place result. A highlight to the weekend, however, for the DHL crew was receiving the Firestone Pit Performance reward for their quick pit work in last weekend’s Detroit Race Two.

The Series heads next to the street of Toronto for the Honda Indy Toronto on June 14. In the meantime, be sure to stay up to date on all things Andretti via and @FollowAndretti.

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