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The Mayor of Hinchtown’s day looked promising early on, as the No. 27 GoDaddy Chevrolet stayed with the lead pack.Hinchcliffe led seven laps as the team was on a slightly different strategy, looking to hit a fuel number good enough to put them out front at the end. However, on Lap 133, the 26-year-old made light contact with the outside wall exiting Turn 2. It didn’t end his day, but the Canadian finished 21st.
“We just didn’t have the speed today; it’s unfortunate because it wasn’t the handling, the car was just a bit off. When the pack is running 25 cars all on the same straightaway and you’re just a little bit off on speed than you’re just a sitting duck. It’s so tough to move up and keep guys behind you, but we had an eventful race trying to stay in the lead pack. The engineers did a good job, the car was handling well and the guys were unbelievable in the pit stops. I feel bad that the GoDaddy Chevy didn’t finish a bit higher and they deserved a lot better than what we got. It’s a tough pill to swallow, you hate something like that on any race day, but certainly not this one. I’m happy for the team. I’m gutted that the last yellow flag came out when it did and potentially cost the team a win because this whole organization has done an incredibly great job. (Positions) Two, three and four speaks volumes of our crew. Congrats to Tony (Kanaan) and the KV Racing guys, we’ll regroup and go win two in Detroit.”