Dale Coyne Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais will start the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline, his first race back since his accident at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May from 19th place.
Speaking following the session, the Frenchman commented by saying:
It was a disappointing qualifying run. I knew coming in that it was going to be somewhat difficult. I don’t have the confidence and I didn’t get a good read on the qualifying trim in our simulation run in practice, so we stayed a bit careful with the balance of the car and I wasn’t aggressive enough with it. It’s a bit of a shame. The guys did a really good job and the car is actually pretty good in race trim so we’ll see what we can do tomorrow.
Ed Jones in the No.19 Boy Scouts of America Honda will start the race from 12th place on the grid and speaking following the session he commented by saying:
I really like the track with the new pavement. It’s smooth and a lot of fun to drive. The conditions changed so much with the temperature going down from practice and it really makes a big difference around here. We had a solid first practice but we had a bit too much oversteer in qualifying, I had to save it a few times and it killed the speed a bit. The car wasn’t like that in practice but we should have a good race car for tomorrow and hopefully we can move forward.