Marcus Armstrong in the No.11 Ridgeline Lubricants Chip Ganassi Racing Honda says that his car was driving well as he will roll off from 10th place in the 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg presented by RP Funding having set a fastest time of 59.6127s and speaking following the action he said:

“The car was driving well, and I thought we were taking the appropriate amount of risk. However, I am pretty disappointed with myself in that second round. It’s a shame because I felt quite confident out there. I touched the wall a few times, but this Ridgeline Lubricants Honda is pretty rock solid. We were faster last year here in the race, so I have all the faith in the world that we are going to go forward.”

Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda will start the race from P11 and speaking after setting a time of 59.8483s, the Iceman said:

“I think for us, it’s really hard to find the capability of the car. You push hard, you push a little bit harder and then you lose the front. When you’re in the sweet spot, everything’s just easier. Kudos to [Marcus] Armstrong there; that there was the best of our cars at the moment. We will continue to work hard tonight and prepare for tomorrow.”

Defending series champion Alex Palou in the No.10 DHL Honda starts the race from 13th place having set a time of 59.7897s and speaking following the action the Spaniard said:

“It was not the qualifying session that we wanted. We just needed a little bit more and had a bit of a messy session. But, we feel good about the way the car is responding. It’ll be tough starting from P13, but it’s a long race with 100 laps so we can make it.”

Linus Lundqvist in the No.8 American Legion Be The One Honda starts his first race with Chip Ganassi Racing from 19th place with a time of 01:00.0034s and speaking following the action he commented sayingL

“Obviously a little bit disappointed in how qualifying went, as we thought we would be a bit further up than P19. But it is a long race and we’re going to try to play it smart and make up some spots on Sunday. We’re all here to fight for race wins and pole positions so we’re hopeful for a better one tomorrow.”

Kyffin Simpson in the No.4 Journie Rewards Honda will make his NTT INDYCAR SERIES race debut from 22rd place with a time of 01:00.2956s and speaking following the action he commented saying:

“Our first qualifying was just okay. We didn’t finish all that well, but I felt a lot more comfortable in the car and that is important for tomorrow. We’ll look through potential strategy options as we will be looking to make our way forward in the race.”

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