With Andretti Autosport drivers bookending the initial qualifying attempts, the team will saw all five drivers earn starting positions for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 with three cars in the top 11 and Alexander Rossi advancing to the Fast Nine Shootout tomorrow.
Sunday’s qualifying will host the Last Row Shootout on NBC immediately followed by the Fast Nine Shootout at 1:15 p.m. ET. Once the grid is set, the 33 drivers who have earned starting positions will hit the track for a practice session at 3:15 p.m. ET.
*Should rain cancel Sunday’s Fast Nine track activity, today’s Fast Nine qualifiers would be the first nine Indy 500 starters, based on today’s qualifying speeds – including the Pole position.
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“The car wasn’t bad today, we just needed to adapt the balance better to gain any more ground. The beauty of this place is that it seems to change by the hour sometimes, not by the day – so you have to really stay on top of it. I think pace wise if our potential is seventh or eighth, I’m not that bummed [to not be in the Fast Nine]. You miss out on a couple points, but 10th is a really good starting spot for 500 miles. It was a heck of a show that IndyCar put on with the new rules. Tomorrow should be an exciting day for the fans.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!