Graham Rahal in the No.15 PeopleReady Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda scored his second consecutive road course NTT P1 Award on Saturday. Following on from his P1 at the Indy road course last month, Rahal will start Sunday’s BitNile.com Portland Grand Prix from P1 with a 0:58.3195s and starts the race just ahead of Scott McLaughlin in the No.3 Freightliner Team Penske Chevrolet.
Colton Herta had a great session for Andretti Autosport as he rolls off from third place in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda. Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda had a solid session and starts the race just ahead of his championship rival Alex Palou in the No.10 The American Legion Chip Ganassi Racing Honda.
Pato O’Ward in the No.5 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet rounded out the Fast 6. Defending series champion WIll Power starts the race from seventh place with a time of 58.3779s just ahead of Callum Ilott who did a great job to make it into the Firestone Fast 12 for Juncos Hollinger Racing.
Alexander Rossi starts the race from ninth place just ahead of Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Iced Spritz Chip Ganassi Racing Honda while Felix Rosenqvist starts the race from 11th just ahead of Josef Newgarden who crashed in the No.2 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet.
Rinus VeeKay starts the race from 13th place just ahead of Marcus Armstrong while an irate Romain Grosjean who felt he was caught in traffic starts the race from 15th place in the No.28 DHL Honda. Kyle Kirkwood starts the race 16th place following a 58.6835s just ahead of INDYCAR SERIES rookie Juri VIps who makes his race debut in the No.30 Kustom Entertainment Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda from 18th place with a 58.7454s.
Ryan Hunter Reay starts the race from 19th place just ahead of Agustin Canapino who rounded out the top twenty. Devlin DeFrancesco starts the race from 21st place just ahead of Helio Castroneves and Santino Ferrucci while David Malukas starts the race from 24th place just ahead of Sting Ray Robb and Benjamin Pedersen. Tom Blomqvist rounded out the grid in 27th place.