Arrow McLaren SP’s Felix Rosenqvist scored his best qualifying performance of the season for today’s inaugural Big Machine Music City Grand Prix on the streets of Nashville as he will start the race from fourth place. The Swede has qualified in fifth place however due to a penalty incurred by Alex Palou he was elevated to fourth place. Speaking following the action he said:

“Overall I’m very happy for the whole No. 7 Vuse Arrow McLaren SP team, as got into the Firestone Fast Six. It’s been a tough stretch for us, but the break has allowed us to work hard and I feel like we’ve come back a lot stronger. A bit bummed about not being better in the Fast Six but starting fourth tomorrow is a great opportunity for a good result!”

Pato O’Ward in the No.5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet will start the race eighth place and speaking following the action he commented saying:

“Starting eighth tomorrow. A lot can happen. There’s going to be a lot of yellows and chaos. It’s expected for tomorrow. We just need to stay on top of the strategy, keep our nose clean, make up as many spots as we can and we will see if we will be in the fight for a good podium tomorrow.”

Arrow McLaren SP President Taylor Kiel commented saying:

“A great day for Felix. It is great to see him up there where he belongs. We decided to make a couple changes over the break and evaluate some things. Hopefully this is the start of a strong push for him to close the season. A bummer for Pato there to not transfer into the Firestone Fast Six. I think we had the time to do it but locked up going into the final corner. I think having to avoid Newgarden’s wreck didn’t help as it forced us to go off line and get some pick up on our tires which compromised our fast lap. It is a shame, but is what it is. We have a Warm Up tomorrow and then a race to go win so a lot to play for.”

 

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