Notes & Quotes: Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix

June 1, 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 10th and Daly 30th in the Indianapolis 500.

 

CARLOS MUNOZ: "Moving on from Indy to road courses makes for a really challenging week because everyone is really tired--the mechanics, engineers and the drivers. And Detroit is a two-race event which makes it tough. Still Detroit is where we've had a lot of success--we've qualified good, run good and I got my first win there in 2015. They've ground down the bumps on the backstretch which will be nicer but it's still a challenging track. I'm looking forward to it."

 

CONOR DALY: "I love Detroit--it's always where I get my best finish. Was 2nd last year and I want to win this year. This track is a lot of fun for me and having a double-header is great. Two races are always better than one! Should be fun!"

 

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR WILL PHILLIPS on Detroit: “The short turn-around makes it tough especially on the guys, but for the engineers, if we’re ahead of the game and have the build sheets and setup sheets ready, there’s nothing we can’t do during the downtimes at Indy but there weren’t many. The biggest issue is probably converting all the shocks to have our prime and option dampers ready for Detroit. It’s a lot of work on the shock front; we change the valving—the hardware is the same but the internals get changed especially going from an oval to a bumpy street course.