May 10, 2018 —
Verizon IndyCar series competition resumes this weekend with the Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course. On Saturday, the Harding Racing #88 Chevrolet piloted by Gabby Chaves will turn clockwise for 85 laps on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn course among a field of 23 other cars.
Harding Racing finished ninth at the 2017 Indianapolis 500 race. This will be the team’s first race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.
“We have been doing quite a lot of work trying to improve our road course baseline setup going into the Grand Prix of Indianapolis,” said Gabby Chaves. “This week in preparation we’ve been at the simulator in order to create a more competitive package to work on at the track right out of the gate.”
“I’m especially excited about this upcoming weekend with the Indy Grand Prix,” said Al Unser Jr. “I feel that we have had a strong showing on the road courses, St. Pete, Long Beach and Birmingham. There have been things that are out of our control that have kept us out of the top-ten. At St. Pete we had a bad pit stop, Long Beach we had a bad pit stop and Birmingham we had a fogging issue in the helmet because of the rain. These are things that are simply out of our control. Hopefully we can get through the Grand Prix, have a good weekend and not have these big issues just pop out of thin air. If we can go there and execute like we know we can as a team, then we’re going to have a great race.”
Practice 1 begins Friday at 9:15 a.m. Follow all on-track action on racecontrol.indycar.com and youtube.com/IndyCar. Live broadcast will be on Saturday, May 12 on ABC at 3:30 p.m. Green flag for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis is Saturday, May 12 at 3:50 pm ET with ABC coverage at 3:30 pm ET. Video streaming will be available on RaceControl.IndyCar.com and the IndyCar YouTube channel,www.youtube.com/indycar.