AJ Foyt Racing’s Santino Ferrucci in the No.14 Sexton Properties Chevrolet says that the team needs to improve their qualifying performances after he qualified in 24th place for Sudany’s Honda Indy Toronto. Speaking after setting a time of 01:16.2870s he said:

We need to qualify better, We looked better in practice and made some good strides. Honestly, finding two-tenths to break into the top-10 was something that I think was going to be doable for us. With the rain, it exposed our weaknesses in our car, which is unfortunate because I couldn’t do anything about it other than being a passenger. I’m really upset, the fact that we couldn’t get it sorted. I’ve come from behind here before to finish 11th, so I’m sure we can have good strategy. Our racecar is actually pretty decent. We seem not to be killing the tires. Our third and fourth runs on the primary tires actually have been really good. I think we’ll be able to hang in there, pass some cars and try and move forward into the top-15.”

Benjamin Pedersen in the No.55 Sexton Properties Chevrolet starts his first Honda Indy Toronto from 25th place with a time of 01:02.6538s and speaking following the action he commented saying:

We’re just trying to figure out where we lost a bit of relative speed compared to practice 2. “Obviously in practice 2, we didn’t run the alternates, just the primaries, but then for some reason in qualifying when we put the alternates on, we just lost pace and overall grip compared to the primary, so we’re just trying to understand that. It looked like our teammate in the other group, despite it being wet, was struggling with the same things with overall grip so yeah, it’s very difficult. We’re just trying to get it in the window. It just seems very fragile right now; if you don’t get one element right on the setup, it just kind of causes the car to struggle a lot. Then when we managed to get everything close, it’s just barely hanging on. So yeah, working really hard to get it right for the race. That’s where it matters. We’re going to be starting near each other, Santino and I, and hopefully it’s dry, and we can charge forward and just have a clean race.”

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