Andretti Autosport’s Colton Herta in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda will start today’s Big Machine Spiked Cooler Grand Prix of Indianapolis from fifth place on the grid having set a time of 1:10.7631s and speaking following the action he commented saying:

“Actually, really happy with qualifying. I wasn’t really comfortable at all with the car this morning – you can see that in the time sheets. I’m really happy with the changes that we made, and everybody came up with a good strategy for qualifying. I felt comfortable in the Gainbridge Honda, everything kind of clicked gain. Although P5 isn’t great if you look at some of our results previously, after how the weekend started, I’m really happy with it.”

Alexander Rossi in the No.27 AutoNation NAPA Auto Parts Honda starts the race from 10th place with a time of 1:11.0240s and speaking following the action he said:

“We were quickest in our round and then it didn’t translate to the Firestone Fast 12, so a bit disappointed. I think the AutoNation Honda is good, it’s just everyone else improved. We matched our time and everyone else went quicker that second round. We’ll have to look at it and find out – see what we can do tomorrow.”

Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda starts the race from 13th place and speaking following a time of 1:11.5084s he commented saying:

“Unfortunately, we missed out by hundredths of a second – again. We’re going to start 13th. We had a good race car here last time, so hopefully we can make up some ground. The tire strategy here is kind of straight forward for everybody, so there’s not a lot of room to gain there. Hopefully our pace outright over the whole race will bring us up into the top 10, closer to the top five, and maybe have a shot to win. We have warm-up in the morning and we’ll put our best foot forward.”

James Hinchcliffe in the No.29 Genesys Honda was left disappointed after qualifying in 24th place with a time of 1:12.0813s and speaking following the action he commented saying;

“It wasn’t the day we were hoping for in the Genesys Honda. We came into the weekend knowing it was going to be a tough one, but we were hoping to start a bit higher on the grid than where we ended up. We just have to shift our focus to the race tomorrow and do what we can to work our way through the field.”

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