INDYCAR Classic Race Report

“It was a pretty good race all-in-all. We definitely didn’t have the speed for Will (Power), Alex (Rossi) and Colton (Herta), but I’m happy we were able to get DHL and the No. 28 team another podium. Congratulations to Colton. There at the end he was so fast, it was really impressive, he has really clicked with this track. It was busy out there – hard not to make a mistake, the car is flying all over the place. It was great being here for our first race and we have to thank everybody from Austin for coming out and making the event great. I think next year we will come back with an even better show.”

Clear skies hung over Circuit of the Americas for today’s inaugural INDYCAR Classic. The race ran drama-free until a single caution was brought out on Lap 44. Benefitting two drivers and challenging one, the caution allowed Ryan Hunter-Reay – who had just pitted on Lap 43 – and Marco Andretti – who pitted on Lap 43 – to gain track position while it pushed Alexander Rossi, who had been running in second position before the yellow flag, back to 14th after racing for a chance to win the 60-lap race.

  • STARTED: 3rd // FINISHED: 3rd
  • CHAMPIONSHIP: 8th (42 pts.)
  • OF NOTE: Remained quietly in the top five for majority of the 60-lap race // Collected his 45th-career podium finish with today’s third place finish, his 40th with Andretti Autosport // Jumps from 21st to eighth in the championship points standings

The team heads back to Indianapolis for a quick break before returning to NTT IndyCar Series competition at Barber Motorsports park on April 7. The green flag will wave over the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at 4:30 p.m. ET with live coverage beginning on NBC Sports Network at 4 p.m. ET.

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