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Practice Report: Grand Prix of Houston


James Hinchcliffe, No. 27 GoDaddy Chevrolet

GoDaddy driver James Hinchcliffe and his No. 27 Chevy are sporting new colors this weekend. The iconic “GoDaddy green” has been traded for GoDaddy PINK in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Hinchcliffe kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness month on the streets of Houston today with pink sneakers to match.

“Obviously it’s a bit of an abnormal day with the way everything transpired. It’s too bad that we had to make that adjustment to the track to get out there and run, but I think it was a compromise that at least got us some track time on 95% of the track we are going to be running. The GoDaddy PINK car is actually pretty quick, we were never on track with everybody else at the same time, but I think we are in or around the top five. Unfortunately, in the second session we had a couple problems – we had a battery die – and that cost us some time, we didn’t get new tires and didn’t get through all the changes we wanted to try. At least it wasn’t qualifying; and I think it almost actually works out better. I think maybe next year we should look into having qualifying for Saturday on Saturday morning, and qualifying for Sunday on Sunday morning and give us a full day of practice on Friday. That may be the good thing to come out of today. But happy Ryan (Hunter-Reay) was quick and I think as a team we can be competitive tomorrow.”