INDIANAPOLIS — For Daly, that was good enough.
“In the end, I finally got run in qualifying trim Sunday morning and then we decided just to get it in the show and not worry too much about the speed,” Daly said. “The crash was a big learning experience for me because I was able to feel how car was on the edge a little bit too far.”
Allmendinger, the 31-year-old who drove in NASCAR and Champ Car before coming to Indy, feels a little out of place around these young guys. But he’s not complaining. Allmendinger was the highest qualifier from Roger Penske’s team. He’ll start fifth, the middle of Row 2 after posting an average of 228.099.
“I look at these guys and think ‘God, all these rookies they’re so young,’” Allmendinger said. “I guess maybe I’ll have to rely on youthful experience.”
Daly just hopes his luck changes Sunday. And Munoz hopes nothing changes at all.
“It means a lot, you know,” Munoz said when asked about being mentioned with Montoya. “I think we’ve had some great days, but I have to do a great job in the race also.”