AJ Foyt Racing’s Conor Daly in the No.4 ABC Supply Co Chevrolet said that it was really good after he secured his best qualifying result of the season for the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio sports car course.
Daly will start the race from 11th place having made an appearance in the Firestone Fast 12.
Daly set a fastest time of 01:04.8745s and speaking following the session he commented by saying:
Obviously it’s really good for us. I think it’s just a nice thing after the year that we’ve had, it’s nice to have a good qualifying session. The car has been improving, you know. We haven’t had the results to show it yet, but I think this is at least a good step forward for us. We need a race like this where we just sit in the top 10, top 11, top 12, whatever, the whole time so hopefully we can fight from there tomorrow and make up some ground
While Daly had a strong session, it was a disappointing one for his team mate Carlos Munoz in the No.14 ABC Supply Co Chevrolet as the Colombian will start the race from 20th place having set a fastest time of 01:04.9440s and speaking following the session he commented by saying:
It was a tough one. On the blacks (Firestone primary tires) we were looking pretty strong, but then on the reds (Firestone alternate tires) we didn’t gain where we should gain on the red tires. It was hard to qualify in the top 12 for my group. I think my group was quite tough. It is what it is. Tomorrow I think we have to go strategy-wise really aggressive. Here at this track it’s hard to pass. We have to go aggressive on the strategy and see if it pays off. Last year, I did an aggressive strategy and it paid off, so we will see this year.