Max Chilton: “It was a real character building day”

Max Chilton - Credit: Brian Simpson / IndyCar

After starting the race at Road America on Sunday from a promising seventh place on the grid, Max Chilton was left to reflect on what might have been after ending the race two laps down in twentieth.

The Chip Ganassi Racing driver made a mediocre start, losing a handful of places, but his running out of fuel as he headed into the pit lane for his second pit stop cost him the most, with his mechanics having to push him up the slope to his pit stall to get fuelled up.

Chilton felt that it was a tough day for everyone involved in the team, but insists they will come back stronger from these setbacks.

“It was a real character building day today for us I guess you would say,” revealed Chilton. “It seemed like everyone just went early on the start and I was stuck behind a few cars that didn’t go.

“From there we just fell back unfortunately. I think we ended up running out of fuel for whatever reason after that and dropped way back.

“It was a tough day for the Gallagher team but I know all these guys who win races and championships in the Verizon IndyCar Series went through this, and you have to deal with these kind of days and move forward.”