J.R. Hildebrand completed an impressive month of May with an 8th place finish in the 99th running of the Indy 500. While fifth place was in sight in both races, Small problems in both events prevented better finishes.
“It just says everything about this team and our sponsor, Preferred Freezer Services, for bringing us out here and being able to finish well. The CFH Racing boys have been busting their rear ends to get everything sorted out. The conditions could not have been trickier today, the cars were all over today the place. The track got away from us quickly, as expected, with the sun being out. I, along with a lot of other guys, was just hanging on for the first couple of stints. We had some dicing around in the pits, the stops kind of went both ways for us as we got through the race. We caught some timely yellows, caught some guys off strategy, and we ended up with a top ten. I can’t thank all of the guys here enough, Preferred Freezer and the CFH team for giving me a shot again this year. I’m bummed for Ed (Carpenter) that he didn’t get to finish the race out, but all-in-all, given how tough it was out there, I think we can be pleased with where we finished.”