Practice Report: Gateway
For a third and final time this season, Andretti Autosport's Indy Light quartet hits an oval as the series takes to the 1.25-mile Gateway Motorsports Park in the shadows of the famed St. Louis Arch. Coverage of Saturday's 75-lap Round 15 race broadcasts Monday, Aug. 28, at noon ET on NBC Sports Network. For more information, visit AndrettiAutosport.com and IndyLights.com.
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Turned a fastest lap of 162.138 mph for a time of 27.7542 seconds, 0.0513 behind leader Urrutia
“I feel pretty good overall. I'm definitely happy with where we ended up. When we tested here last week, we didn’t really get a lot of track time due to a pit lane incident - we only got about 50 laps or so. We were definitely behind the eight ball coming here. The first 50 laps we did in this session, we were just feeling the track out. The new surface is really hard. It’s just so smooth - it’s hard to feel what the car is doing. It took a while to get the confidence but once we figured it out, we were obviously pretty quick. I think we’ll have a good qualifying setup. This track is probably the hardest out of all the ovals to get up to speed quickly, so we’ll have to work on that for our setup and I think qualifying is going to be important. I think you can race here, but it’s always easier when you start up front.”