Andretti Autosport Mid-Ohio Post-Race Report - Races 1/2
 August 4, 2013| 
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Garett Grist, No. 7 DaVinci Foods
Making up for this morning's Race One DNF, Garett Grist came away with a solid top-five finish in fifth for Race Two. The Canadian will start tomorrow's third race of the weekend on pole.

"Today's race was really up and down for us. We were solidly in second place around halfway through, and we were catching the leader. Then, I dropped the wheel on the exit of Turn 11, and when I got back on, I spun in Turn 12 because the tires had grass on them. I was able to keep it going... I put my foot on the clutch and didn't stall it. When I went back on, I was in 6th place and passed for 5th. I put my head down from there and got fast laps to get pole tomorrow. The guys did a great job; the car was fast. We were catching the leader before I spun, and I think if I didn't have that off spin, we could have caught the leader and had a good race. I made a mistake, but I'm happy I was able to bounce back. When I got back going, I was able to get the quickest lap to start pole tomorrow. It's my first pole with Andretti Autosport and my first pole with USF2000. It feels good to be a rookie, get a pole and be contesting for victories."

Luca Forgeois, No. 8 Cafe Noir/Splashlight
Coming away from a top-10 finish during this morning's wet race, Forgeois made a judgment error and spun out during the afternoon's dry Race Two; the New York native came away with a P28 finish. The 18-year-old will roll off the grid from the 25th position for tomorrow's Race Three.

"We started off the day strong with an eighth place finish from 11th on the grid in the rain. Then in the race, we made some setup changes; we tried to predict what the track would be like with all the IndyCar rubber, (Firestone) Indy Lights rubber and heat. I think we went a bit the wrong way with the setup, and I got a little overly ambitious in the race. We were seventh and clawing our way through the field when I took "too big of bite," as they say, and I had to pay for it. We will take what we learned today and come back stronger tomorrow."

Austin Cindric, No. 77 Nightrain
Austin Cindric, who came away with his career best finish of 12th during the morning race after starting 15th, came away with another top-15 finish of 15th during Race Two this afternoon. The 14-year-old rookie will start the tripleheader finale from P16.

"After a crazy race in the wet, I had another eventful race in the dry advancing our position from 15th to 14th; we'll start 16th for tomorrow's race. I need to thank Nightrain Clothing, Snap-On, Kimberly Clark and all the Andretti Autosport guys for their help today. We'll go and see what we can do tomorrow."
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