AJ Foyt Racing’s Santino Ferrucci in the No.14 Sexton Properties Chevrolet starts Sunday’s NTT INDYCAR SERIES season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg presented by RP Funding from 17th place as he returns to full-time INDYCAR SERIES competition. Ferrucci set a time of 01:00.5301s and speaking following the action he commented saying:

“Solid day for us here at AJ Foyt Racing, P-9 nine in qualifying [Group 1], especially coming after what happened in free practice 2 [referring to the Canapino incident]. Just really struggling with the car early on so making leaps and bounds forward and I think we have a great race car, so I’m going by that. We’ll see what we can do tomorrow.

Benjamin Pedersen making his debut in the No.55 Sexton Properties Chevrolet, had two incidents and will roll off from 27th on the grid with a time of 01:01.4355s and speaking following the action he commented saying:

“So first ever qualifying in INDYCAR done and the best-feeling car I’ve had all weekend. “We made a lot of progress since yesterday and just focusing on how to get the most out of this car. Like I said, I’ve never driven an Indy car around here on the streets of St. Petersburg and just learning as much as I can. The next focus is the race and everything from fuel saving to pitstops which will be brand new things for me. Trying to embrace everything this weekend and set ourselves up for good success the rest of this year.”

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