No. 26 GAINBRIDGE HONDA
QUALIFYING SPEED-231.648 MPH
*Advances to Fast 9 Shootout on Sunday”
“It was definitely a nice, solid four laps today in our first run. Before Fast Friday, I didn’t really know exactly what to expect. I thought it could be similar to last year and Honda obviously proved that. Great job from them. Everybody did such a spectacular job today on the Gainbridge car. We got out there for two runs and learned a lot and put ourselves in the Fast 9, so happy day.”
The first day of qualifications for the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge saw 35 cars attempt to make the prestigious field of 33. Positions 10-30 are now locked in based on today’s speeds while Sunday will see both the top-nine qualifiers compete for the pole and the five competitors at the bottom of the speed charts get their last chance to fill the last row (31-33).
Colton Herta and Ryan Hunter-Reay will represent Andretti Autosport in the Fast 9 Shootout on Sunday with a chance to win the pole position for the Indianapolis 500. Broadcast of the Fast 9 starts at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!