AJ Foyt Racing’s Tony Kanaan in the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet starts today’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach from 11th place on the grid after setting a time of 01:07.3478s and will start the race just ahead of Ed Carpenter Racing’s Jordan King. Speaking following qualifying Kanaan commented by saying:
That’s where we’ve been around all year long and that’s where the goal was. I think this weekend we could have been a little bit better, but we had a few issues electronically that put us behind, and missing a session is never a good thing but it’s racing. Problems happen and I’m glad it happened today and not tomorrow. But I’m pleased – I think it was a big improvement on the No 4 car as well so we’re gonna go race.” (About expectations for tomorrow): “It’s always tough when the field is that close. It’s going to be a fuel mileage race so we’ve got to talk about strategy here. Strategy is going to play a big role here – it always has, so we’ll see.
Matheus ‘Matt’ Leist starts the race from 14th place in the No.4 ABC Supply Chevrolet and speaking following the session he commented by saying:
Tough qualifying. We’ve been struggling a little bit with setup and myself as well because it’s a new track for me, it’s my first time here, and INDYCAR has a lot of great drivers. The car is very good. We just missed the top 12 by one position. I’m pretty happy. I’m confident that we will have a great car in race trim, and hopefully we’ll have a good race tomorrow