Indianapolis, IN – Completing the rookie orientation program in the #22 Comfort Revolution Brantley Gilbert Kingdom Racing DRR CGRT Chevy was first thing on the “to do” list. Once we knocked that off, we focused on pitstops and simply turning laps to get me comfortable with the car. I knew going over 217 mph wasn’t going to happen with the downforce and setup we had on the car today. But, the DRR crew is a professional group and they kept to the focus.
Dario Franchitti, my driving mentor, stepped in and offered some great advice immediately after I passed Rookie Orientation. Having Dario as my “go to” guy is certainly a blessing. Driving the IndyCar is a lot different than the Lights car and requires me to change some things about my style. The changes aren’t big, but change is required.
I couldn’t believe the energy and interest from the fans today! The turnout was amazing and I never signed so many autographs in my life! There are so many people with such a passion for racing in this area of the country. A lot of people commented about how great the car looks!
Tomorrow I will take the the track and hopefully we will take some wing out and increase my speed. I have total faith in my crew and I won’t let them down!