Chip Ganassi Racing’s Verizon IndyCar Series points leader Scott Dixon who drives the No.9 PNC Bank Honda was left disappointed after missing out on a place in the Firestone Fast Six.
The Iceman starts the race from ninth place having set a fast lap of 01:06.4187s and speaking following the session he said:
I think it would’ve been tight for us without the red flag to get through, but you never really know. The PNC Bank car was good and we had definitely made gains from Q1 to Q2 there. The problem there was (Alexander) Rossi. He came out in front of us and others in Turn 5 when we were on our fast lap. We would have easily made it through. I think he screwed (Josef) Newgarden, too. We just couldn’t finish the lap and it was a bit of a bummer.”
Ed Jones in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda will start the race from 11th place on the grid having set a time of 01:07.0999s and speaking following the session he commented by saying:
I think we had a great start to the weekend yesterday and the DC Solar car has shown good speed so far. We were on a lap that would have put us through to the final round, but the late red flag came out and that was pretty much it. It’s frustrating when you know you have a fast car that can get you through to the next round, but circumstances out of your control keep you out. We’ll make the best of it and work our way up from there for the race tomorrow.