Chip Ganassi Racing’s Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Chocolate Honda says it was a great day for the team as the Swede qualified on the front row in second place for Sunday’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. The Swede set a fastest time of 01:06.2878s and speaking following the action he said:

“It was a great result for the whole team. Four cars in the top-12 and three in the Fast 6. P2 for us in the Huski Chocolate Honda, which is tied for the best qualifying in my INDYCAR career. I’m really happy about that. It was a really good qualifying and the car was amazing all the way through.”

Alex Palou in the No.10 Ridgeline Lubricants Honda starts the race from fourth place with a time of 01:06.5549s and speaking following the action the Spaniard said:

“I’m quite happy. We made it with three cars into the Fast 6, so it was a huge day for the team. Unfortunately, we missed out by just a bit on pole. But starting P4 and it is going to be a great day tomorrow. We’ll see if we can get to victory lane.”

Six-time series champion and 2015 Long Beach race winner Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda starts the race from fifth place with a time of 01:06.5730s and speaking following the action he said:

“A bit of an up-and-down session. Q2 was a little strange with the red and trying to figure out what to do on tires. A little disappointed with Q3. We had a pretty big shift from set to set which made it tough to read, and maybe didn’t press hard enough on that first lap. It’s good to see three Ganassi cars in there, but we definitely could have done more.”

Marcus Armstrong in the No.11 American Legion Honda starts the race from 12th place and speaking following the action he said:

“Disappointing end to a promising day. We were off to a great start and found solid pace to get through to the final 12. Unfortunately, we found an issue with the car that ended the day for us, but I know we can race from where we are and I’m looking forward to getting after it with the team tomorrow.”

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