Zach Veach Rolls Of On The Sixth Row At Barber Motorsports Park

Zach Veach
For the first time since the 2017 season finale, all four Andretti Autosport Hondas advanced from Round 1 of qualifying into the top 12. With momentum continuing to roll from the streets of Long Beach, the quartet of drivers will look to secure the team’s first podium finish on the 17-turn road course since 2014 when Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marco Andretti occupied the top two podium steps.

No. 26 GROUP ONE THOUSAND ONE HONDA DRIVEN BY ZACH VEACH
  • STARTING POSITION: 11th
  • QUALIFYING TIME: 1:07.9894
  • OF NOTE: After spending the Friday overnight battling an illness due to a stomach bug, Veach earned his career-best starting position on the track where he made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut in 2017
“Qualifying felt a little like being inside a washing machine. This is one of the toughest days I’ve ever had mentally in a race car. I’m just so thankful. I think we had the speed to get into the top 12 today, I know we got a little luck with Kanaan bringing out the red [flag]. It’s just good to get that monkey off the back. We left Long Beach saying we wanted to qualify a little better, and we did just that. Hopefully, tomorrow when I come back a little more rested, we can make our way further up in the field. There’s so much more I want to develop. My end goal is miles away from where I’m at right now. I have to say, I did enjoy that last run in qualifying. You’ve got someone like Dixon in front of you, and he’s not pulling you that bad, or you’re running with Bourdais… it’s cool to be around that atmosphere. Once you get inside the top 10 in IndyCar, it’s pretty rarified air. I’m just so thankful and I’m going to keep working. I wasn’t happy until I was winning races in Indy Lights and I’m going to feel the same in IndyCar.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!

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