Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix – Dual 2
NTT INDYCAR SERIES
RACE NOTES/QUOTES – June 13, 2021
RAHAL, FERRUCCI AND SATO FINISHED FIFTH, TENTH AND TWELFTH IN DUAL 2 OF THE CHEVROLET DETROIT GRAND PRIX
GRAHAM RAHAL, 15 United Rentals Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “Race 2 is done here in Belle Isle and another top 5 for the United Rentals team today. The boys did a great job in the pits, also did a great job getting Santino’s car fixed up and ready to race, so thank you to all three teams for making that happen. It was a really solid day, I thought we were heading for, really, a kind of smooth top three, top four finish, obviously running fourth but kind of catching Palou. I thought we were going to be in a good spot but it just kind of went away from us a little bit on the restarts. Great job to Pato but I just can’t seem to generate temperature on restarts so we have to figure that out. Solid weekend, solid points, and on to Road America.”
TAKUMA SATO, No. 30 Panasonic / Mi-Jack Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “The second race in Detroit was a tough race. I think on the relative (to Saturday), we lost speed unfortunately. Qualifying didn’t go well, we got 19th but like yesterday we fought really strong and I think the strategy was quite good. But I think my racecar unfortunately didn’t get a good speed out of that so I couldn’t quite get to the front. It was tough; top 10 was possible today but we ended up in P12 which wasn’t ideal after yesterday’s P4. Nevertheless, I think we collected quite good data today, and we still have Nashville and Long Beach’s street courses for the rest of the season. Hopefully we will be gearing up for the rest of the season.”
SANTINO FERRUCCI, No. 45 Hy-Vee Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “Hats off to this RLL crew. We rebuilt a car – rebuilt! We rolled one out from the top of the hauler within two hours flat and somehow we made this race. We started 12th, finished 10th, we didn’t even put a setup on the car, we just raced it. Hats off to these guys; we had a hell of a day. I cannot thank Hy-Vee enough, Frito-Lay, all our partners at RLL, everybody who helped out from the 15 car, to the 30 car to get this thing ready for us to race today.”
NEXT UP: The REV Group Grand Prix of Road America take place next weekend, June 18-20 and will be broadcast on NBCSN from 12-3 p.m. ET.