Bommarito Automotive Group 500

August 23, 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 14th in the ABC Supply at Pocono International Raceway.

 

Carlos Munoz on Gateway Motorsports Park: “After they repaved the track at Gateway my teammate Conor Daly ran there a few hours. The car seemed pretty competitive – he was third fastest.  I think we have a strong package. In the Open Test our team was really quick. It seems like a nice track, it’s new for everyone and they did a great job with the repaving. I’m looking forward to Gateway -- we need to keep the top 10s coming.”

 

Conor Daly on Gateway Motorsports Park: “I've been looking forward to the Gateway race since our first test there in May. I've really enjoyed the testing we've done there this year and we've been quick every time on track so I have high expectations for the weekend. It'll be supremely close as IndyCar weekends normally are but I hope to be fighting at the front end of the field all weekend long."
 

 

Mike Colliver is the race engineer on Conor Daly’s No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet. Daly was quickest at Gateway in the Open Test there in May and he was third quickest at the test after the track was repaved. Following are his thoughts…

 

On whether he was surprised at Conor Daly being quickest in the Open Test at Gateway: “It’d be nice to say no, but to be honest, I think we as an entire TEAM were all both pleasantly and mildly surprised by our performance at the test.  We learned a lot at the April Texas test and again during the Phoenix race weekend - so we knew we were headed to Gateway having started to get a solid handle on our 2017 oval package. Anytime a small re-building team can pace a test against competition as strong as we have in the current IndyCar serie