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2014 Detroit: Chevrolet IndyCar Race Two Quotes
Posted by: ASkyler on Jun 01, 2014 - 08:39 PM
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2014 Detroit: Chevrolet IndyCar Race Two Quotes


HELIO CASTRONEVES, NO. 3 HITACHI TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET, RACE WINNER: "We came out with the Hitachi car. Spot on. I mean yesterday it was a frustration, obviously. Great that (Team Penske) won but a frustration for our side because we knew what car we had and we demonstrated it today. I want to thank Hitachi obviously, Shell, Pennzoil. It was great. Also AAA, SKF, Verizon. Especially Chevy, man. This is the land of Chevy and we made it. Two! That was great. I’m so happy for Team Penske."

YOU CLIMBED THE FENCE HERE 13 YEARS AGO, WHAT’S IT LIKE TO CLIMB IT AGAIN TODAY? "It is just as good as the first one. I will tell you; this crowd is awesome, the car was amazing, and Roger did a fantastic job with the strategy. I want to thank Hitachi, SKF, Chevrolet, Shell-Pennzoil, Meijer, and all our sponsors because this is just absolutely amazing to be here. We have so many friends here and it’s just awesome. The Hitachi Chevrolet was just so fast man. I feel like I missed an opportunity yesterday but it was perfect strategy today and Roger is one of the best at setting strategy for these race."

 

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YOU HAD CHECKED OUT ON THE FIELD BUT WHEN THAT CAUTION CAME OUT, WAS THERE ANY DOUBT YOU COULD DO IT? "I had everything under control. I told Roger and he was telling me the times of the gaps between 2nd and 3rd place and I said, ‘no worries, I’m fine, I’m good and I am just taking it easy’. We got through all the obstacles and saved it all for the end. We had push to pass, we had fresher tires and we had everything. Wow, I am just so pumped."

WILL POWER, NO. 12 VERIZON TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET, FINISHED 2ND: ON THE TEAM PENSKE ONE-TWO FINISH: "Because of Roger (Penske), I definitely wasn’t going to race him hard. Unless (Helio Castroneves) made a mistake, I wasn’t going to go for a move unless I was close. A great day for Chevy, Roger at his home track and Chevy’s backyard. Just fantastic."

ON EARLY MOVE THAT RESULTED IN PENALTY: "I went up the inside and I don’t think Josef saw me. It wasn’t that hard a hit and I’d have to see the replay.

TWO FINISHES ON THE PODIUM THIS WEEKEND, FIRST YESTERDAY AND: Chevrolet so I am feeling good even though we had the drive through (penalty). So I will take second because so many times I have been on the wrong end of those calls."

WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS AT THE END? DID YOU THINK YOU HAD A SHOT AT IT AND YOU HAD A TEAMMATE TO PASS WITH A FAST CAR? "I thought about attacking him but a 1-2 finish was better than two in the wall so we were happy with second there and get some good points."

CHARLIE KIMBALL, NO. 83 NOVOLOG FLEXPEN CHIP GANASSI RACING CHEVROLET, FINISHED 3RD: "I knew that I had no overtakes left and he had one overtake left going down the back straight and that was his last best opportunity, so I defended into the inside. When he got alongside me we went into the corner side-by-side. It’s so hard because as much as the Firestones marbled today when you were offline. You really start sliding around. It caught Scott out and I was able to take advantage of that. So I knew if I could put Hinch offline at the apex then I could get the drive out of the corner and hold onto the line. It was nice I was able to help Hinch enough that Scott would be able to come through and for Chip Ganassi racing end up third and fourth."

SCOTT DIXON, NO. 9 TARGET CHIP GANASSI RACING CHEVROLET, FINISHED 4TH: "A huge credit to the Target team coming from dead last to fourth. That's a huge accomplishment. We had some brake issues on the second to last restart and that cost us in the end. Overall a good day and the team did a good job on strategy."

TONY KANAAN, NO.10 ENERGIZER CHIP GANASSI CHEVROLET, FINISHED 9TH: We had a decent Energizer car but we really weren’t in the mix today. We had a great result yesterday in the first of the doubleheaders but today they race just didn’t work out the way we wanted it to. On to Texas."

RYAN BRISCOE, NO. 8 NTT DATA CHIP GANASSI RACING CHEVROLET, FINISHED 10TH: "We had a great starting position for the second dual but the race just didn’t play out the way we needed it to. I think we pit at the right times and made the best calls we could given the way the yellow flags came out, but that’s just the way it works sometimes. The racing was fast and extremely competitive like it always is and that just goes to show you how difficult it is to be up front here in the IndyCar Series right now."

MIKE CONWAY, NO. 20 FUZZY’S ULTRA PREMIUM VODKA ED CARPENTER RACING CHEVROLET, FINISHED 11TH: "Starting on the black tires was a good move today. I was able to get pass several guys early. But, to be honest, Hinch (James Hinchcliffe) had power off the corners even with the red tires. And it took me some time to finally get under him in turn 3. I didn’t want to use up all of my ‘overtakes’ too early in the race. That amount of time trying to get by him cost us at the end of the race. The red tires were pretty good for me. They went off a little but I was pushing hard. The right front tire was locking up and it was getting worse. So I decided to pit early for the fresh black tires or I was going to crash. It is tough to pass here and I made some good ones today. At the end, I was pushing every lap like a qualifying lap. And it was fun and we learned some more for the team. I was happy how the car was hooked up. We just didn’t get the yellows to fall our way today. It was fun to push the car as hard as I did today. Just wish for a better result. Now, it’s on to Houston for me next."

JUAN PABLO MONTOYA, NO. 2 VERIZON TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET, FINISHED 13TH: "Good speed in the No. 2 Verizon Chevy today. We just got bitten on strategy a little. I think we were a top-five car, speed-wise, so that's encouraging. I'm really looking forward to Texas."

SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS: No. 11 No. 11 TEAM MISTIC - KVSH RACING CHEVROLET, FINISHED 20TH: "It was a difficult weekend. We struggled with the setup right off the truck. The Mistic E-Cigs team worked hard to find a solution and the car was quicker but very hard to drive after we made some changes following today’s qualifying. Unfortunately, while I was chasing TK (Tony Kanaan) I locked up the left front and ended my day in the tires. I feel bad for the team and the sponsors. We just have to put this weekend behind us and move on to Texas."

SEBASTIAN SAAVEDRA, NO. AFS 17 KV AFS RACING CHEVROLET, FINISHED 22ND: "I am very disappointed with this early retirement. We had an amazing start and the changes the KV AFS Racing crew did overnight gave the car a very strong race pace. I made a mistake trying to get around Conway. I just got a little bit too close to him, my air was chopped and I got too close to the wall…..it’s my fault. I’m disappointed with myself as I don’t make these types of mistakes, we have kept the car clean all season so this is unacceptable. Time to work towards Texas, we have a very strong car from now on, which makes me very positive. I am looking forward to starting to bring home the results and getting back into the fight for the championship."


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