BARBER RACE REPORT

Apr 24, 2017
Jesse Cordray

 

JOSEF NEWGARDEN 
HONDA INDY GRAND PRIX
OF ALABAMA
TEAM: TEAM PENSKE
STARTED: 7TH
FINISHED: 1ST
“Ever since I joined this team I felt this awesome energy with this group. These guy work so hard on the race cars at Team Penske. But it’s a group effort. All these guys in all four cars are working together. It’s really cool to have Fitzgerald on the car this weekend. They’re going to be the sponsor for Juan Pablo (Montoya) at the Indy 500, so it’s a big deal for these guys and they sell awesome trucks. I want to thank Chevy, too, that was awesome today. I had the fuel mileage I needed. I had the power and reliability and the whole deal. I love this, it’s awesome.”
 

SPENCER PIGOT 

HONDA INDY GRAND PRIX
OF ALABAMA
TEAM: ED CARPENTER RACING
STARTED: 17TH
FINISHED: 20TH
“We were on a charge today. To climb all the way up to eighth from 17th was really something. Unfortunately I made a mistake trying to pass a car that wasn’t for position and spun. I feel bad for the Ed Carpenter Racing guys, but I’ll try to make it up to them next time out at the Indy Grand Prix. We really made a lot of progress this weekend and stuck together as a group to make sure we had the best product out on track that was possible.”
NEIL ALBERICO 
INDY LIGHTS
TEAM: CARLIN
RACE 1 FINISH: 3RD
RACE 2 FINISH: 4TH
“The Carlin boys gave me a rocket ship all weekend long. We came away with a podium in Race 1 which was an excellent start to the weekend. I would have loved a shot at the pole this morning for Race 2, but qualifying was rained out so we had to start sixth based off of championship standings. We showed great pace in the race to pass our way to fourth. I’m very much looking forward to putting this Rising Star Racing car up front again in May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”