Andretti Autosport’s Colton Herta in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda will roll off from second place on the grid for next weekend’s 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge after missing out on the NTT P1 Award by just six feet over ten miles from Scott Dixon.
Speaking after setting a 231.655 MPH Herta said:
“It was pretty exciting. If I was a fan, I would’ve been pretty excited watching that. The Gainbridge car was fast, just not quite fast enough to knock off those Ganassi guys. Obviously, a little frustrated we didn’t get there in the end, but happy to have to opportunity to qualify in the (Firestone) fast nine. I ended up just coming short. But P2 isn’t a bad place to start for a 500-mile race.”
Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda starts the race from seventh place after setting a 230.499 MPH and speaking following the action he said:
“(Firestone) Fast nine is a wrap. We ended up qualifying P7, so we moved up a position. All-in-all really happy with the result. Forty-eight hours ago we didn’t know if we were going to make it in the top 20. The 28 DHL team did a great job rebounding and we kept after it and now we are starting seventh, only six cars in front of us. We’ve won from 19th so I know we can do it from there. I’m looking forward to it.”