Andretti Autosport completed qualifying for the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge with Romain Grosjean’s ninth-place performance in today’s Pole Day Fast 12 session. Grosjean’s position places him outside of Row 3 for the start of the Indianapolis 500. Alexander Rossi will start in the middle of Row 7, Marco Andretti will start in the middle of Row 8 with Devlin DeFrancesco on the outside of Row 8 and Colton Herta will start from the inside of Row 9.
“I’m super happy with what we have achieved so far for my first Indy 500. We finished in the top nine in both qualifying sessions. Obviously, you always want to do more and we tried really hard today to have a fast car and put everything we had on the table. It was probably a little too much for the track conditions, but it was a great team effort. I was really pleased to see all the engineers work together this morning trying to find the pace in the car. It’s obviously a good start, but the main day is next Sunday which is 200 laps and that’s what we need to work for now.”
Saturday, May 21
Day One of qualifying for the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge came to completion under dark skies. Rain ultimately ended the day early and locking in grid positions 13-33. Included in those positions is Alexander Rossi in 21st, Marco Andretti in 23rd, Devlin DeFrancesco in 24th and Colton Herta in 25th. Pole Day takes place tomorrow and will include a running of the Fast 12 and then finally the Firestone Fast Six. Romain Grosjean ended Day One in ninth meaning he will take part in Pole Day. He was the fifth-fastest Honda and the second-fastest rookie. Pole Day will be broadcast live on NBC’s Peacock, INDYCAR Radio, Sirius XM and for international fans, the INDYCAR Live! App.
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