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A sunny afternoon at the 11-turn, 1.968-mile street circuit set the scene for the Verizon IndyCar Series race. Driver James Hinchcliffe started P13 and finished P12 during the 80-lap race that ran mostly under a green flag.
“Today was pretty straight-forward,” said Hinchcliffe. “A little too straight-forward, I guess, with just the one caution and not a lot of chance to mix up strategies. We ran our race and did what we could. We got a couple guys on the first round and lost one or two of those in the second.
“We didn’t get a full tank on that last stop unfortunately, which forced us to save a bit of fuel on the last stint. It would’ve been interesting to see if we could’ve taken the fight to Graham [Rahal], [Sebastian] Saavedra and Carlos [Munoz] there but we kept our nose clean. In an all-green race, there’s only so much you can do. Thanks to the No. 5 Arrow Electronics boys for the hard work all weekend. Now we regroup and go to Barber.
James is the highest ranked Honda driver in the IndyCar series currently 5th in point standings.