WATKINS GLEN RACE REPORT

Sep 04, 2016
Matt Cleary

  

JOSEF NEWGARDEN 
INDYCAR GRAND PRIX
AT THE GLEN
TEAM: ED CARPENTER RACING
STARTED: 12TH
FINISHED: 2ND
“We were kind of in a different race compared to (Scott) Dixon today. The right guy won it this weekend in Watkins Glen. There was really no stopping him. Congratulations to him and all of Chip Ganassi Racing. For us, I think we can’t be too displeased with second place. It’s been a tough weekend. It’s not been our smoothest. I think we came back really strong. We had a phenomenal race with great pit stops and we got on the podium. So, it’s a pretty good day. Hopefully we can go to Sonoma now and get even better results to finish off the year right.”
 
 SPENCER PIGOT 

INDYCAR GRAND PRIX
AT THE GLEN
TEAM: ED CARPENTER RACING
STARTED: 21ST
FINISHED: 15TH
“The race was going pretty well. We were battling inside the Top-10 for the majority of the race, especially through the middle stints. We were looking good to get a Top-10 finish but after we had to start saving fuel we fell back. It was a bit of a shame we had to start saving so much. We couldn’t keep the pace up and save fuel, so we fell back to 15th. It was a lot of fun, I had some great battles out there. The car was really good and the guys gave me excellent pit stops. It was great to have Samsung come on board this weekend and also thanks to Fuzzy’s Vodka, Rising Star Racing, Mockett and everyone else that makes this happen.”

NEIL ALBERICO 
MAZDA INDY LIGHTS GRAND PRIX OF WATKINS GLEN
TEAM: CARLIN
STARTED: 12TH
FINISHED: 5TH
“The Carling guys gave me a great race car this weekend. Our pace and strategy coming from the back was strong, and I think that showed with us moving up from the very back to fifth. I’m happy with our result, we just have to keep pushing to finish the season strong at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca next weekend.”