Newsstand » Race Report: Race 1 Grand Prix of Houston
Canadian James Hinchcliffe and his pink GoDaddy machine gridded in the sixth position for Houston’s Race One today. Unfortunately, Hinchcliffe never made it off the grid as car stalled during the standing start. Stranded in Row Three of a hot grid, the fan favorite was hit from behind as competitors tried to make their way around him to the green flag. The No. 27 car did not return to the race.
“We’re just really disappointed with our run today. You hate coming all this way and getting everyone working as hard as they have with the trouble that we have had with the track and everything, but we were about ready to put on a good race and the GoDaddy PINK car was good starting in the third row. These guys (Andretti Autosport) are always good in the pits and good on strategy and I was really confident. I was looking forward to my first standing start because we didn’t make the one in Toronto. It’s just tough, it’s a tricky thing to do, but I guess the good news is that we have the chance to do it all again tomorrow. I really wish we had been able to run though; I was for sure looking forward to it. Thanks to Andretti Autosport and the fans who are sitting out here in this ridiculous heat and sticking by us all weekend.”