Juncos Hollinger Racing’s Callum Ilott in the No.77 Chevrolet will make his Indianapolis 500 debut from 19th place on the grid, a week from today after a four-lap average of 230.961MPH and speaking following his qualifying the Englishman commented saying:

“It was an eventful day, we made two qualifying attempts. “The first one was a bit of a mess, we didn’t optimize anything for those conditions, which was a bit of a shame. Then we came back, addressed everything and reset and improved which was good. I still think there was a bit more in there, but with the conditions and how it was it was difficult to get any more out of it. I’m looking forward to the race next weekend and starting 19th. A great job to the Juncos Hollinger guys, we out qualified some good cars out there and some good teams, so I would say we did a decent job. Thanks to Chevy as well, we have a great engine.”

Ilott is ready for his first Indianapolis 500

Team owner Ricardo Juncos commented on the qualifying session saying:

“Overall, I am very pleased with how this week went and the steps we made throughout the ever-changing weather conditions. “Callum and the crew did a great job, maximizing as much as they could each day to get us ready for qualifying and the race. To qualify 19th and outpace some of the best teams is great and would not have been done without the work everyone at JHR puts into each day. We will continue to work hard together and be ready to be back on track for the final few practice sessions this week. I also want to thank all of the amazing sponsors and partners who have joined JHR this month and look forward to representing them next weekend.”
Team co-owner Brad Hollinger commented on the session saying:
“Everyone at JHR continues to amaze me with their work ethic and dedication. “To qualify inside the Top-20, especially with a rookie driver is a great momentum boost. I know we have more there, and I am confident we will only continue to improve together. Callum did a great job all week and put in some great times. I am looking forward to seeing the No.77 JHR Chevy back on track for the 106th running of the Indy 500 next Sunday.”
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