Andretti Autosport’s Colton Herta in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda had a great qualifying for Sunday’s Portland Grand Prix as he will start the race from third place on the grid. The Californian native set a fastest time of 00:58.4576s and speaking following the action he commented saying:

“We ended up in third position for qualifying today. We are in a good starting spot for the race tomorrow, and I’m happy to be rolling off on that inside lane. Our Gainbridge Honda is fast, so hopefully we can make do with a win here in Portland.”

Romain Grosjean starts the race from 15th place and speaking following the action he commented saying:

“There were some things that we could’ve done to the car to make it a bit stronger, but it was still good enough to get us through to the next round of qualifying. Unfortunately, it just came down to traffic preventing us from moving on. I’m hoping things are better in the race tomorrow so that we can show the full potential of the car.”

Kyle Kirkwood was the single Andretti Autosport driver in Group 2, but unfortunately, he was unable to advance to the top 12 just missing out by less than a tenth of a second and speaking following the action, the Florida native commented saying:

“I was really happy with the car yesterday, but we decided to make some adjustments to make it even better. We thought we took a step in the wrong direction, so we went back, but now it seems like we should’ve kept our changes. I wouldn’t rule anything out though – this track is one that can be won from the back. I’m excited to get into the race tomorrow and hopefully go in with a good race car.”

While Devlin DeFrancesco did not advance out of the first round of qualifying, he was able to qualify two positions better than he did in his 2022 rookie debut and commented saying:

“It’s been a real struggle for us this weekend with balance. We haven’t been happy with rear gripping and rear security so far, but we’re trying to work on it. So, hopefully we can make it better for the race tomorrow and move up the field.”

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