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Qualifying #1 Report – Detroit Grand Prix

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Canadian James Hinchcliffe will roll off from the 20th grid position for Dual One in Detroit. He qualified the GoDaddy Chevy in the 21st position but will advance one grid spot due to engine penalties to other competitors. Hinchcliffe is currently ranked fifth in the points standings. “The GoDaddy car felt really good — I just needed another lap,” said the GoDaddy driver. “When you are in these conditions, you’re taking it cautious… but I couldn’t be too cautious  because I knew the circumstance and every lap you are going to find speed within yourself and the track is drying on top of that.”-Courtesy of Andretti Autosport

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“The GoDaddy car felt really good — I just needed another lap. When you are in these conditions, you’re taking it cautious… but I couldn’t be too cautious  because I knew the circumstance and every lap you are going to find speed within yourself and the track is drying on top of that.

“We had two things working against us. We ran the car through tech prior to qualifying and something in there held us up a bit.  We didn’t get the car into pit lane until the session had already gone green… with conditions like these you are learning every lap and we did three laps less than everyone else. Then, what really got us was the fact that we were the first car to get the checkered flag. When you are in drying conditions, the last car to cross the line is in the best situation. When I crossed the line I was in P3; at the end I was in P11. So for how few laps we did and the fact that we were the first guys to get the checker… it’s an effort. We did everything we could but circumstances in every way shape and form were working against us today.” – Courtesy of IZOD IndyCar Series