RACE RECAP: INDYCAR Classic

QUALIFYING.
The field was set for the inaugural INDYCAR Classic Saturday and Round 1, Group 2 of qualifying saw their session come to an end with a red flag interrupting Marco Andretti’s chance to advance the 98 car into the next round. Andretti settled for the 20th spot on the grid.

CHASING THE CHECKERS.
Clear skies hung over Circuit of the Americas for the inaugural INDYCAR Classic while a field of 24 set out to make history deep in the heat of Texas.

The race remained drama-free until the 60-lap race’s single caution was brought out on Lap 44. Benefitting Marco Andretti – who pitted just prior to the yellow – to gain track position.

With just 11 laps of racing after the last green flag, Andretti rose to sixth before crossing the finish line and collecting his first top 10 of the season.

NEXT.
The team takes a weekend break before heading to Barber Motorsports Park for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. The green flag waves for the 90-lap event on Sunday, April 7, at 4:00 p.m. ET


IN HIS WORDS.
“It was just too little, too late – I think the car took a stint or two to spool up, but once we got there, the car was great. We were able to gain track position and ultimately ended up sixth. I knew in the warmup we were cruising – we knew the race car was going to good, but the red flag in qualifying caught us out. I think if we could have qualified our car we would’ve had a better starting position and the U.S. Concrete car could’ve been further up at the checkers. We just need to keep up this pace and move on to Barber.”

NO. 98 U.S. CONCRETE / CURB HONDA
START
20
FINISH
6

STANDING / POINTS
7 / 45

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