Andretti Autosport Sonoma Race One Report
 August 23, 2014| 
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Matthew Brabham, No. 83 United Fiber & Data/MAZDASPEED

  • Finished today's Race One in the sixth position
  • For tomorrow's Race Two and season finale, the third-generation racer will start from P5
"Well, that wasn't the best of races. It wasn't a great start - I was on the outside heading into Turn 2 and it seemed like they all went across the grass, so I had to avoid some people running wide... I got squeezed down. I was able to make up a couple of positions, and from there on out it was a matter of struggling with the traction. We had no traction off the slow corners - I felt like we were quite quick everywhere else except for the two slow corners, so we've got to sort those out somehow and we'll keep working at it. Big thanks to United Fiber & Data and MAZDASPEED for all their support and my Andretti Autosport guys for all the hard work they put in every weekend."

Zach Veach, No. 26 RePLAY XD

  • Three-time Indy Lights race winner came across the finish line in the seventh position
  • Indianapolis resident will roll off the grid from the eighth position for Race Two on Sunday
"Very disappointed and heartbroken in a way. This was a really important weekend for us for the championship, and the first race kind of ended a little rough. We didn't have a great car in qualifying so we were starting from the back to begin with, and we ended up hitting a curb maybe a little too hard or something went wrong, and something bent in the steering of the car. We had to do the rest of the race with a crooked wheel, and with something like that, you can't push very hard because the whole balance is off. I just want to thank my RePLAY XD Andretti Autosport guys for working so hard this weekend; they built this championship for me. They just continue to do a great job, but we've got a lot of work to do if we want to try to rebound. Big thank you to them and RePLAY XD."
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