Race Report: Gateway
As the sun set over Gateway Motorsports Park, Andretti Autosport's Indy Lights drivers took the green flag for a wild 75-lap contest to the 1.25-mile track near St. Louis. Coverage of Round 15's action-packed event airs Monday, Aug. 28, at noon ET on NBC Sports Network.
Wrapping up the 2017 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season, the teams take to Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York, Sept. 2 and 3. For more information, check out AndrettiAutosport.com and IndyLights.com.
No. 28 K-Line Insulators USA Mazda
Started: 11th // Finished: 7th
Championship: 10 / 15 (190 pts., unofficial)
Qualified earlier in the day with an average two-lap speed of 159.603 mph
"Overall, it's not a bad finish to the weekend. If you had to ask me how things were going during the middle of the race, it would’ve been pretty dower, but I think with that late caution coming out we were really able to capitalize on people’s mistakes and make some moves around the outside in Turn 1 and 2. Doing that classic [Ryan] Hunter-Reay short oval high-line move off the start seems to work pretty well for this race. I think that was probably the strongest part of our race was starts and restarts. We were definitely able to make up some positions there. Race pace, we were definitely struggling there. It was a pretty nervous car the whole time. Once things settled into a rhythm, I think we needed a little bit more as far as comfort and grip overall in the car and be able to challenge for the win, but we had a consistent car under us for the whole race so thanks to the Andretti crew for putting together a good package this weekend.”