"What They're Saying" from KOHLER Grand Prix

Top 10 quotes from the Kohler Grand Prix Verizon IndyCar Series race on the 4.014-mile Road America

"What They're Saying" from KOHLER Grand Prix
Juan Pablo Montoya, Team Penske Chevrolet
Juan Pablo Montoya, Team Penske Chevrolet
Helio Castroneves, Team Penske Chevrolet
Helio Castroneves, Team Penske Chevrolet
Tony Kanaan, Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
Tony Kanaan, Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
Graham Rahal, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda
Graham Rahal, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda
Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti Autosport Honda
Charlie Kimball, Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
Charlie Kimball, Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
Start: Will Power, Team Penske Chevrolet leads
Race winner Will Power, Team Penske Chevrolet
Carlos Munoz, Andretti Autosport Honda
Tony Kanaan, Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
Josef Newgarden, Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet
Spencer Pigot, Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet
Juan Pablo Montoya, Team Penske Chevrolet
Juan Pablo Montoya, Team Penske Chevrolet
Helio Castroneves, Team Penske Chevrolet
Tony Kanaan, Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet

Will Power (No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet): "TK (Tony Kanaan) had the reds on and was coming hard. He was quick all race. I had my work cut out and did everything I could to stay ahead. I'm stoked to get the Verizon car to Victory Lane. Thanks to Chevy. It's a phenomenal car and phenomenal engine. I'm just so stoked. I wasn't going to let it go on the restart. I was determined to get a great restart and keep the lead. TK was mega quick there at the end.  I just had a few more push to pass left and that helped. The Firestones were great. We had no problems We could do full stints. It was just great, great. I was talking championship even before this race. There are seven races to go and we're still in it. There could be a 100-point swing in the last race. We have to go for it. It's just a great place and I'm just so stoked to win that way. I badly wanted to win another race. I needed that one. It is huge! I walked around the camping grounds earlier in the weekend. It just amazed me how many people are here, and how much fun they are having. Just walking in here on Thursday, you could see the place was really popping. I am just so stoked to be back here. We should have been back here a long time ago. All the fans are great.

Tony Kanaan (No. 10 NTT Data Chevrolet): "I really believe that the extra lap of yellow at the end cost me the race. I don't know all of the details about what happened with the extended yellow, but I'm obviously not in control of that. Will (Power) did a really good job of saving his push to passes until the last lap. We had the red tires (in the last laps) which was a little quicker and we were just chasing Will down. Towards the end we had one push to pass which gave us extra power but he had three so he had an advantage on us, but what a great race. Down the straightaways I was able to look at the fans on the last two laps and people were standing and spinning hats and shirts and that's what I love to see. I hope (the fans) enjoyed it as much as I did and they come back because we'll make even better next year."

Graham Rahal (No. 15 Gehl/D-A Lubricant Honda): "We're pleased with what we did here today and accomplished for the Gehl team. We can't thank Gehl and PennGrade enough for making this happen for us. It was cool to have the yellow car back on track. We ran the new reds first and I think that hurt us a little bit. We learned from it and we'll move on and do better here next year. It's great to be back at Road America. This is my second third-place finish here in my Indy car career so it's cool to be back here and the fans are just amazing. For us, and our year, I think this was pretty big. We've been fast everywhere we've just had a lot of stuff go against us. To get a podium felt nice today. (Simon) Pagenaud and I, for like 20 some laps, he was right behind me and I was giving it everything I possibly had - there were sections I was better than him and then sections he clearly had me. I think in Canada Corner I was weak all weekend, but again, we battled hard and had a good day. The tire strategy hurt us and that's how Pagenaud got back around us. We just made the wrong tire call and it definitely hurt. It is what it is and we still came out of here third."

Ryan Hunter-Reay (No. 28 DHL Honda): "It was good in all considering, we really had to fight for it today. The car was not ideal in the beginning of the race, especially on used reds and blacks. Once we got going, in the end the - I think with the rubber down (on the track), everything started to suit us. The DHL car was good at the end. We had a pretty good fight with a few (other cars). There was some pretty dirty racing though by a couple others, but we'll talk about all of that stuff here after the weekend. Just really great to see the fan turn out today here at Road America - any time you see a bunch of fans starting right away on Friday, you know it's going to be a good weekend."

Helio Castroneves (No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet): "It was a great day for the Hitachi Chevrolet. We got a solid result and gained some ground in the standings. There may have been a few times where if we had done something else, we could have come out a little better, but who knows. I'm proud of my guys and can't thank them enough for their hard work. The event here this weekend was spectacular. The fans were just great. I hope we can keep coming back here."

Charlie Kimball (No. 83 Tresiba Chevrolet): "A lot of credit to the Novo Nordisk team today. It's nice to see Tony Kanaan on the podium and it was too bad for Scott Dixon. We worked a lot on the setup with Max Chilton's guys and that was really helpful. I had a really good run on Helio (Castroneves) but he blocked me there toward the end. Then he gave a position back to Hunter-Reay and not me so I'm not sure what went down there. A lot of credit to the 83 guys on pit lane today. They kept giving me positions on pit lane. I'm pretty happy with the result and the fans were just incredible this weekend at Road America."

Juan Pablo Montoya (No. 2 DeVilbiss Team Penske Chevrolet): "It's hard when you qualify that far back. We had really good pace in the DeVilbiss Chevrolet, but there's nothing you can do to advance that many positions. We executed well. We did make a couple small mistakes in the first run, but we kind of got with the program and got better and better. We had a fun day. It was so exciting to come back to Road America. This place is incredible. It's just amazing. If anyone complains about the racing today, then they should go watch horse racing or something.

Josef Newgarden (No. 21 Direct Supply/Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet): "The car was so good today. I think if I didn't mess it up yesterday, we would have had a really good race. We did still have a good race. I just think we had a podium car if I could have qualified the thing properly. We got good points, we gained points on the guys we needed to in the championship. I'll try and heal up a little better for Iowa since that will be harder than this one. I think we put on a great show for the fans, we had an amazing crowd. We should have been coming here all along! I hope we come back here for many, many years to run. It's one of the best tracks and has the best racing. That's one of the reasons I wanted make sure I was able to race here."

Spencer Pigot (No. 20 Fuzzy's Vodka Chevrolet): "I had a lot of fun out there today - it was a really fun race. For the first half of the race we were kind of by ourselves, but towards the end - after the restart - to be around (Juan) Montoya and Simon (Pagenaud) and guys I've been watching for so many years. To be racing against them so close was really cool. I just can't thank this team enough for having me, Fuzzy's Vodka and Chevrolet and Rising Star Racing, and we're looking forward to building on this next time out. I think having raced here in the past definitely helped getting up to speed with the car and the track here throughout the race. Knowing where to pass and if you overshoot a corner where you can kind of get away with it and where it's going to bite you. At the end there it was pretty wild. You have to fight so hard for every position. A couple of times going into Turn 5, Carlos (Munoz) and I and Simon (Pagenaud) and I braked way too late I thought and somehow came out the other end. It was just cool to be racing against these guys."

Carlos Munoz (No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda): "It was a hard race. We didn't have a lot of rhythm, if I am honest. The last few laps I lost some spots. We were a little bit behind this race. We were looking better yesterday. I don't know what happened today. It was a great turnout for such a great track though. It's good to have IndyCar back at Road America. I think the first few laps had a good show for the crowd. It was good to see so many people here."

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