Chip Ganassi Racing Team’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 Target Chevrolet will start Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on the front row in second place beside Helio Castroneves and speaking following the session the New Zealander who won last time out in Phoenix commented by saying:
It was a lot better than this morning. We were definitely struggling, but yeah, once we got the car dialed in in qualifying, especially Q2, it was pretty much just a scenario of good old-fashioned front wing. We just kept adding front wing in the car, just kept going faster. Obviously kudos to Team Penske and Helio (Castroneves), sticking to his running two sets of reds in Q3 and that time sticking. Unfortunately I think we definitely had speed to go for the pole, so we missed on that a little bit, but it’s definitely going to be an interesting race tomorrow. The competition is so tight, and definitely looking forward to it, but it’s great to have TK here and obviously two Ganassi cars in the top six.
Tony Kanaan in the NTT Data Chevrolet will start the race from fourth place just behind Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 Team Penske Chevrolet and commenting following the session TK commented by saying:
We really struggled in practice yesterday and this morning, but things came together for the No. 10 NTT Data Chevrolet in qualifying today. We made a change after the morning practice and it was obviously a change in the right direction. We’re really happy with where we’re starting tomorrow and it’s great to have two Ganassi cars up front for tomorrow’s race. Hopefully we’ll be able to pull off a win tomorrow!
Charlie Kimball in the in No.83 Tresiba® will start the race from 15th place and speaking following the session he commented by saying:
Frankly, I’m really disappointed with that. The track conditions caught me out; I wasn’t expecting it to be nearly as slippery as it was. We were within a tenth of transferring into Group Two and I think the lap time was there, but I didn’t quite get it done. The No. 83 car has been competitive, inside the top 10, all weekend. Tomorrow we’ll just have to conjure up some magic so we can get up to the front and stay there.
Max Chilton in the No.8 Gallagher Chevrolet will start the race from 19th place just ahead of Jack Hawksworth and Marco Andretti.