Three-time Grand Prix of Alabama winner Josef Newgarden in the No.2 PPG Team Penske Chevrolet will start Sunday’s 90-lap Children’s Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park from seventh place, having just missed out on a place in the Firestone Fast Six.
Josef Newgarden, No. 2 Chevrolet at Team Penske:who set the fastest time of 01:05.9603 commented saying:
“We qualified seventh, which is pretty good. Not where the car should be. I think it’s a pole-winning car quite frankly, so I was certainly disappointed that we weren’t able to realize all of the potential but this crew has been phenomenal this weekend. I think the PPG car is going to be really fast in the race. We’re going to make good use of it, to try and move forward pretty quick, hopefully, and hopefully get another win on the board. That’s our goal.”
Scott McLaughlin, No. 3 Chevrolet at Team Penske starts the race from fourth place with a 01:05.9515s commented saying:
“Overall, pretty good day for the Good Ranchers Chevy. P4 we start tomorrow. I think we’ve got a pretty good car but just didn’t quite have enough for pole. A bit of me, a bit of the car. We’ll find a bit of speed overnight, and hopefully will come out stronger tomorrow. It’s going to be an interesting strategy. Strategy-wise, it’s going to be different with a three-stop, two-stop and who does what.”
Will Power, No. 12 Chevrolet at Team Penske:had a difficult session as he starts the race from 11th with a time of 01:06.3790s.
“Not bad. I mean, I was determined to get into the top 12. Still just struggling with a little bit of straight-line speed. Still got to decide what we do with the engine. Obviously, everyone’s at the end of their miles. Some people change, some don’t, so there’s a bit of a discrepancy. You’ve got to think about what might hurt you down the road here. I think we can have a good race from there. It’s not a bad spot. Obviously, I’d like to be up further, but we’ll see what we can do. Hopefully, it’s a bit of a mixed-up strategy race, and we can play the right cards.”