Ed Carpenter Racing’s Josef Newgarden in the No.21 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet will start Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach from ninth place on grid with a time of 1m 07.2548s.

Speaking following the session Newgarden commented by saying:

We didn’t qualify as high as we were all hoping for. We’ve got a good racecar and we’ve been fast on old tires. We’ve been really in the mix all weekend, we just can’t seem to get that last little bit. It would have been nice to get in the Firestone Fast 6 and put the Fuzzy’s Vodka car a little closer to the front! We have a little more work to do tomorrow. It was a weird session, I didn’t have any timing and scoring in the car or any split times, I was just trying to go as hard as I could and get the most I could out of the thing! It makes it a little bit harder, but at the end of the day we didn’t have enough to advance.  Tomorrow, we’ll try and do better. I have a lot of confidence in the Fuzzy’s crew, we’ll have a fast racecar!

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