Notes & Quotes: Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

April 19, 2017

A.J. Foyt’s ABC Supply team switched to Chevrolet this season with 25-year-old drivers Carlos Munoz (No. 14) and Conor Daly (No. 4). Munoz finished 7th and Daly 16th in the April 9 Long Beach Grand Prix. Following are their thoughts on racing at Barber Motorsports Park this weekend.

 

CARLOS MUNOZ (#14) ON:           

  • Barber Motorsports Park: “Barber is one of my favorite tracks on the IndyCar calendar.

     

    It is a beautiful facility but it is tough both mentally and physically on the drivers. Our test there was productive so with the changes we’ve made, we think our car will be better and more competitive than we were in the test. We need to continue the momentum from the good result we had in Long Beach.”

  • What he likes about the circuit: “I like everything about this track—the elevation changes, the quick corners – especially the downhill corners—and that it is really physical. The [outdoor] art that surrounds it is really cool too.”

  • The Difficulty of Passing at Barber: “It is difficult to pass at Barber because it is a really fast track and it doesn’t have a lot of braking corners plus it is a little bit narrow. If you have a good run out of Turn 3, you can overtake down at Turn 5 but it is a really hard place to pass.”

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