Elkhart Lake, WI (June 23, 2019) – Luck wasn’t on the side of Dale Coyne Racing and rookie Santino Ferrucci on Sunday during the REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR at Road America with the driver of the #19 Cly-Del Manufacturing Honda finishing 19th.
The #19 engineering team had elected to go with a different strategy than their competitors for the 55-lap event with Ferrucci entering pit lane at the end of Lap 5. The strategy was looking good early on with the rookie moving up as high as eighth during his second stint.
However, a loss of time during the third stint due to tire pressure sent them back into the field, instead of allowing them to move forward as planned.
When all was said and done, Ferrucci crossed the finish line in 19th place.
“We had a good race car. We had a unique strategy going for us that could have paid off,” said Ferrucci. “Unfortunately, during the stint on our second set of Reds, we lost some time because of the tire pressure. We should have had a better race going for our #19 Cly-Del Manufacturing Honda. It’s just what we got this weekend. Luck wasn’t on our side, we just have to look forward to the next one.”
The Dale Coyne Racing team will next head north of the border for the Honda Indy Toronto which takes place July 11 to 14, 2019.