Meyer Shank Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist in the No.60 AutoNation Sirius XM Honda set a new track record at the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg presented by RP Funding as he will start the opening race of the 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES from second place on the grid alongside pole-sitter Josef Newgarden and speaking following the action the Swede commented saying:

Big thanks to AutoNation, SiriusXM, and Meyer Shank Racing. It’s been an incredible start honestly. We are still kinda pinching ourselves a little bit and we don’t want to get too carried away, the race is a different challenge. I just haven’t really had to think too much about the way I drive the car and brake and go on power. It’s kind of been coming naturally. And that’s when you perform the best, so I’m lucky to be in that situation. MSR has done a great job to figure out what I like with the car. Mike (Shank) and I have been talking a lot and really focusing a lot on our racecraft, so that is my full focus – the race itself. I think the warm up will be huge for us to get the first long run under our belt and see what the car feels like with full tanks.

Tom Blomqvist in the No.66 AutoNation Sirius XM Honda starts the race from 17th place with a time of 59.9968s and speaking following the action he commented saying:

A hell of a first qualifying of 2024. I mean, it’s been a tough weekend for me. I don’t know the track and we had some issues in FP1, which in such a tightly packed and competitive series kinda puts you on the back foot. So my practice this morning was kind of my first proper run on track. The car has been really good, it’s just chipping away at that and trying to understand how to get the most out of this package. I have a great team alongside me to give me some advice. My teammate Felix has done a fantastic job this weekend so hopefully he can do something for the boys.

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