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Firestone 550 Race Report


James Hinchcliffe, No. 27 GoDaddy Chevrolet

Hinchcliffe gained three position in tonight’s Firestone 550 to finish ninth in the GoDaddy Chevrolet. The Canadian will head to next week’s Milwaukee IndyFest ranked ninth in the championship points standings.

At the end of the day, I’m pretty pleased with a top 10; it was a tough night. The whole setup with the new tire and downforce configuration made it tough to drive, the GoDaddy guys gave me a good car, but I think we were a little hampered by track position. Clean air was definitely king today, and starting back where we did, we had to fight in the thick of it a lot more. We ended up stopping it a bit early on the first two stops, and we got both those yellows – just really hurt us. We lost a lap and had to earn it back. If we had managed to have the yellows fall at a better time for us, I think maybe we would have been a bit higher. But it’s so close, it’s so tight, everybody was struggling… we’re just happy to bring it home in one piece.”