Iowa Corn 300 Race Report

“We started strong from P3, but then the car started going loose anytime I came off the throttle. We came in a few times to try and find the problem and in the end we had a rear suspension failure – but it was too late, and I had already lost so much ground driving through a half stint with the issue. On top of that, we had radio issues and while I could hear the pit stand and spotter, I couldn’t communicate back to them outside of some radio signals. It was really frustrating and not the day the DHL team was looking for. I think we had a car good enough for the P5-7 range and are a bit disappointed with that to start with. We had higher hopes for Iowa but will move onto Toronto and keep focusing on points.”

The checkered flag went flying at Iowa Speedway late Sunday afternoon and completed the misfortune-filled race for Andretti Autosport. The team heads back to Indianapolis for a quick turn-around before heading north of the border to compete on the streets of Toronto.

  • STARTED: 3rd // FINISHED: 19th
  • CHAMPIONSHIP: 4th (359 pts.)
  • OF NOTE: Suffered through radio communication issues – The three-time Iowa winner could hear his spotter and the timing stand, however was unable to fully communicate back to the team // The 28 machine made three pit stops over a period of 12 laps due to a rear suspension issue that in the end led to early retirement

Coverage for the Honda Indy Toronto begins Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.

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