PATO O’WARD PUTS CHEVROLET IN VICTORY LANE AT MID-OHIO

CHEVROLET IN NTT INDYCAR SERIES

HONDA INDY 200 AT MID-OHIO

MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE

LEXINGTON, OHIO

TEAM CHEVY WINNER QUOTE          

JULY 7, 2024

SCOTT MCLAUGHLIN GIVES CHEVROLET TWO PODIUM SPOTS IN INDYCAR HYBRID POWER UNIT DEBUT

  • Pato O Ward, No 5 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet, won his second race of the 2024 NTT INDYCAR Series season with a hard-fought victory today at the debut of the INDYCAR Hybrid Power Unit
  • Scott McLaughlin, No. 3 Sonsio Team Penske Chevrolet., finished third to give Chevrolet two spots on the podium for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio
  • It is the 5th win of the season for Team Chevy

 Pato O’Ward, No. 5 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet-RACE WINNER:

YOU HAVE MADE YOUR WAY TO VICTORY LANE AGAIN, WHAT ARE THE FEELINGS?

“Yeah, that was a hard-fought race.  We were really, really strong on the reds.  Palou was really, really strong on the blacks.  So, all I needed to do was just kind of stay at bay in the first stint and then come into the pits and put those reds on and try and close the gap.  Then get him on the pit sequence or on track, but great job by the team.  Ahhh, it’s been a while.  I know we won St. Pete, but this is a proper win, and we earned this one this weekend.”

IS THIS THE PRODUCT OF THE EFFORT AND HARD WORK BEING PUT IN BY THIS PROGRAM?

“Yeah, I felt very comfortable with the car this weekend.  From the second practice going into qualifying, we executed, and they put a really strong car under me for the race. So, hats off to Arrow/McLaren, they gave me a rocket.”

Scott McLaughlin, No. 3 Sonsio Team Penske Chevrolet, FINISHED 3rd:

LONG GREEN FLAG RUNS TODAY, WHAT WERE CONDITIONS LIKE OUT THERE?

“Yeah, it was hard.  We were in no mans land there, so I had my own race and was just playing with the hybrid a bit and learning it as well. I am just really proud of everyone on this Sonsio Protection Chevy. We have been up and down all year and its nice to get a solid result.  Hopefully we can build on to this.  Now we go to two ovals, two ovals that I really enjoy and just keep building some momentum.”

YOUR CREW CAME OVER THE RADIO AND SAID YOU WERE DOING A PERFECT JOB DURING THE RACE. HOW RELIEVING IS THAT AS A DRIVER?

“Its nice. Your confidence gets knocked around when you make a couple of mistakes here and there.  You come in with a lot of expectation and you want to be good every weekend, but ultimately you are human, and everyone makes mistakes. But as I have said, I have a great team behind me, and we have to keep pushing on and keep working. There are plenty of races left in the season and we can keep on improving and see where we are at.”

Mark Stielow, Director of Motorsports Competition Programs for General Motors:

“What an exciting race today at Mid-Ohio! Congratulations to Pato O’Ward, Gavin Ward and the entire No. 5 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet team on their outstanding win. Pato drove a skilled, patient race while his crew executed flawlessly on pit lane. It was a true team win.  

“There were great battles throughout the field. With Scott McLaughlin bringing the No. 3 Team Penske Chevrolet to the finish in third, it is very rewarding for everyone on the Chevrolet engineering side along with our teams who have all put in countless hours to reach today’s race to have two drivers on the podium for debut of the INDYCAR Hybrid Power Unit.”

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