Saavedra finished today's race in the 15th position, moving up from his 23rd starting position. In his second IZOD IndyCar Series start of the 2012 season, Saavedra ran a steady race, making several impressive passes in the red and yellow AFS Racing car.
"I am very happy to bring the No. 17 AFS Racing/Andretti Autosport car home," said Saavedra. "It was a great experience throughout the whole weekend. We were pretty quick all around and I felt very comfortable competing with the big guys. I really want to thank Gary (Peterson) and Michael (Andretti) for this great opportunity. It was great working with Ryan, Marco and Hinch (teammates Hunter-Reay, Andretti and Hinchcliffe) throughout the weekend. I am looking forward to the next time that we will all be on the track together. It was a learning experience not only for me, but for my engineers also. We have been learning a lot and want to keep that process very steep."