Juncos Racing’s Kyle Kaiser is set to start his first Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from 17th place on the grid.

The American Verizon IndyCar Series rookie driving the No.32 NFP Juncos Racing Chevrolet set a four lap average speed of 226.398MPH and speaking following the session he said:

“What an amazing day. I am in shock right now that we are going to be starting 17th for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. It was a stellar performance by the team. They gave me a super quick car for qualifying. The conditions were very challenging as the wind picked up and it got really hot, but we made it through and put in the best lap in these conditions. I am so proud of the entire Juncos Racing crew and I am thrilled to represent NFP in the race next weekend.”

Team owner Ricardo Juncos commented by saying:

Wow, what a week we have had here at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. We made a lot of progress and fought through the challenges we faced with different setups. Kyle (Kaiser) did an excellent job all week. He spent hours with the engineers and crew working on making this a fast race car. I am beyond pleased with how far he has come with such little track time this season. He has proven he is one of the top rookies in this field and I am looking forward to seeing him in his first 500 next weekend. I want to thank the crew for all of their work these past few weeks and delivering a fast-qualifying car. I also want to thank NFP for coming on board and supporting us this month.

 

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