Marco Finds Early Pace at Indy, Optimistic for Tomorrow’s Race


  • Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course (clockwise)
  • Race distance: 80 laps / 195.12 miles
  • Push-to-pass parameters: 200 seconds of total time, with a maximum time of 20 seconds per activation
  • Firestone tire allotment: Seven sets primary, four sets alternate (Note: An eighth set of primary tires is available to any car fielding a rookie driver)
AT-TRACK SCHEDULE (all times local/Eastern Time): 

Saturday, July 4

  • 9-9:30 a.m. – NTT INDYCAR SERIES warmup, NBC Sports Gold
  • Noon – NBC on air
  • 12:01 p.m. – “Drivers, start your engines”
  • 12:08 p.m. – GMR Grand Prix (80 laps/195.12 miles), NBC (Live)
  • Practice Result (Time): 14 (01:10.4859)
  • Qualifying Result: 25
“I guess we shot ourselves in the foot. We had good pace – I bottomed and fired it off for Lap 1, and then we didn’t leave ourselves time for Lap 2. We just didn’t have time to cover for something like that. But, we did have pace, so hoping to build on that tomorrow.”

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