Christian Lundgaard in the No.45 Hy-Vee RLL Honda starts Sunday’s race at Barber Motorsports Park from sixth place having made his NTT INDYCAR SERIES debut here and speaking following qualifying for the race he said:

We made the Fast Six, we like that! It was an amazing day in Barber and an awesome weekend so far. The pace has been great. The No. 45 Hy-Vee Honda has been fast and we got into the Firestone Fast Six and will be going for it tomorrow and I’m quite excited. I will get a good night’s rest and we’ll get after it tomorrow. The last time I was in the Firestone Fast Six and qualified sixth, we finished on the podium (second place in the Indy GP 2, 2022) but we want to be up one further than that so we’ll aim for that tomorrow.”

Graham Rahal starts the race from 19th place in the No.15 One Cure Honda and speaking following the action he commented saying:

I thought that we were decent. I was surprised to see how slow we were, relative to the others, but it was a pretty tight group. We came up a bit short. We still have some issues in some corners that are haunting us. We’ve just got to try to close that gap, which likely means just going back to Christian’s setup and seeing how it is tomorrow.”

Jack Harvey in the No.30 AMADA Honda struggled and starts the race from 24th place and speaking following the action he commented saying:

Heading into qualifying, we were optimistic about being on the cusp of transferring. I felt we were anywhere from P12 to a P18 kind of car so I’m disappointed with where we finished. It’s not crystal clear to me where the speed was because the car didn’t feel too terrible, so it’s just got to be a sum of all the parts. I’m pretty disappointed in the end. Tomorrow is when it counts so we just need to try and build a good race car now. We need a little more stability at the rear and see what the guys can do to help us on strategy.”

6) Christian Lundgaard 1:06.1601 / 125.151 mph (Group 2, Round 3)
19) Graham Rahal 1:06.2504 / 124.980 mph (Group 1, Round 1)
24) Jack Harvey 1:06.7181 / 124.104 mph (Group 2, Round 1)


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