AJ Foyt Racing Team President Larry Foyt says that he is really proud of the whole team as for the second year in a row, Santino Ferrucci in the No.14 ABC Supply HomesForOurTroops Chevrolet made it into the Fast six pole shootout for the 108th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge which takes place next Sunday.

 “I’m really proud of the whole team, it was a real team effort today. To get in the Fast 6 with the 14 car two years in a row is a huge accomplishment so it was a great job by the engineers, mechanics and Santino really drove the wheels off of it. We definitely think we can win the race from there so that’s the goal. Really proud of Team Penske. They were on a different level here in qualifying. Fantastic job by that group. Now it’s time to focus on the big one on winning this thing. I think we’ll have two good cars to work on race trim in the last two practices and see what we can do next Sunday.”

Ferrucci, who starts the race from sixth place on the grid set a four-lap average speed of 232.692MPH and speaking following the action, Ferrucci said:

“Man, you know, we were kind of missing that little half mile an hour and it’s tough, it’s a tough field, a tough grid. “We’re just happy all six Chevy’s are in the front. The Homes For Our Troops car was really fast. I came out of One (Turn 1) on lap three, I got into the apex and it moved and I was like ‘I don’t know’ and then it moved again on the exit and I was scrambling to hit my tools before Two (Turn 2). I was still trying to gather up the car, but when I turned in, I was able to adjust it going down the backstretch and I was just hoping that my following lap into One (Turn 1) it was going to stick. It was one of the moments where you don’t lift, and hope and pray.”

Teams will have a two-hour practice session tomorrow before installing their race engines ahead of a final two hour practice session on Carb Day which comes up on Friday.

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