Andretti Autosport Cooper Tires Winterfest Report from Palm Beach International Raceway
 February 10, 2013| 
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Garett Grist, Team DaVinci Foods, No. 7

Grist had a successful Winterfest weekend at Palm Beach International Raceway. After qualifying seventh for the first race, he advanced to finish fourth. Starting position for the second race was based off of lap times from the day prior, so Grist started third. He finished Race Two in the fourth position. For the third and final race of the weekend, Grist started sixth and finished fifth. 

"It was another good week for the DaVinci Foods team. We keep learning things about car and I keep learning how to properly drive the car and adjust my driving style. We got a bit off track throughout the weekend and didn't stay as quick as we started out, so we will take a look at things and how to keep the tires fresh. I am looking forward to going back to Sebring International Raceway. We had a lot of pace there and kept improving the whole week. I was the quickest in the final race, which was great. We will keep building on that because we have a great setup there and will challenge for the race win. The team will keep working towards the whole season. There is still a lot to learn and hopefully can get good setups for the car at each race we go to." 

Austin Cindric, Team Nightrain, No. 77

Cindric completed his second USF2000 event for Andretti Autosport at Palm Beach International Raceway. He qualified 16th for the first race of the weekend and moved up throughout the race to finish seventh. Cindric posted the sixth fastest lap time in the first race and would have started sixth for Race Two. He had an accident in practice the second day and was unable to compete in the second race. For Race Three, the Andretti Autosport crew was able to get the car repaired. Cindric started 17th and finished 15th. 

"We started the weekend pretty confident after our test at Palm Beach International Raceway. My Andretti Autosport guys put in a lot of hard work fixing the car at Sebring International Raceway. After qualifying 16th for the first race, I was able to make up a lot of ground by passing an accident in turn one. I took advantage of that and finished seventh. The crew did a great job of getting the car fixed for the third race. After starting to make my way through the field, I got into a tangle with another car and spun out. We got the car back out there and tried to make some laps out of it. I am really looking forward to the rest of the season. I am surrounded by really good guys that know what they're doing. I always feel very safe in the car."  
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