HMD Motorsports Christian Rasmussen will start Sunday’s 35-lap Big Machine Music City INDY NXT presented by Firestone from the pole position after qualifying was rained out on Saturday.
Speaking about the session, the Dane said:
“Obviously, not the way you want to get pole, but at the end of the day, you’ve got to take what you can get. “It just comes down to our performance all year that has put us in this position. My HMD crew has been amazing all year, and that’s really what we benefit from now.”
Rookie Nolan Siegel will join teammate Rasmussen in the front row in the No. 39 HMD Motorsports with DCR car. Siegel, who trails Rasmussen by 22 points, was fifth quickest this morning and eighth Friday.
Jacob Abel of Abel Motorsports starts the race from third place, and speaking on Saturday he said:
“A little bit unfortunate to not qualify here in Nashville,” Abel said. “It’s pretty fun to put a lap together on this track. We’ve been really, really strong in practice, so starting third based on championship points, hopefully we can get around a couple of cars in front of us. We’ve been quicker than them most of the weekend, so full focus forward to the race in the morning.”
Abel has been extremely quick all weekend having ended both INDY NXT Presented by Firestone practice sessions in P1.