Indy Road: "We just didn't have the pace that we were hoping to have in the No. 22 Fitzgerald Glider Kits car today. We struggled on the red tires and on the first run, I felt like we blistered the rear and we lost some time there. Once we got back to about ninth or 10th, we just stayed right about there the rest of the race. It was a fun weekend, but we now turn out focus to the Indianapolis 500. That is the race we want to win and that is what we will think about starting now."
"You know, for only having one day of testing at Barber, I'm happy to be in the top six," the two-time Indy 500 winner said. "It was good but I thought I had a little more. I made a mistake in Turn 12 on one lap and then in Turn 13 on the next one so that cost me a tenth-and-a-half. "I wanted to run a 1:07 like Will [Power] but I guess I ran out of talent." "Not bad for a Colombian,"
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Juan Pablo Montoya stepped out of the No. 22 Team Penske Chevrolet, took off his helmet, smiled and shrugged as if to say, “Eh, no big deal.”
He had not been in an Indy car since the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season finale at Sonoma Raceway in September, but Montoya’s quick run-through with Team Penske during an open test session today at Barber Motorsports Park wasn’t anything out of the ordinary. Despite not driving an Indy car in more than six months, the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner wound up fourth of 22 cars that tested.