Graham Rahal in the No.15 Code Associates Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda brought redemption to the team on Friday as he qualified on pole for Saturday’s Gallagher Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the IMS road course.
Rahal, who starts the race alongside hia teammate Christian Lundgaard scored his first NTT P1 Award in six years.
It was a fairytale for Rahal who failed to qualify for the Indy 500 but got to compete for Cusick Motorsports.
Alexander Rossi starts the race from third just ahead of his Arrow McLaren teammate Pato O’Ward while Devlin DeFrancesco scored his career-best starting position in fifth place just ahead ofchis Andretti Autosport teammate Romain Grosjean.
Marcus Armstrong in the No.11 IU Cancer Research Center Honda secured his best start position in seventh and is the lead Ganassi driver.
Jack Harvey starts eighth just ahead of championship leader Alex Palou and Felix Rosenqvist who rounded out the top ten. Scott McLaughlin is the highest-placed Team Penske driver in 11th place just ahead of Helio Castroneves who had a great qualifying for Meyer Shank Racing.
Colton Herta starts the race in 13th place just ahead of Linus Lindqvist and Kyle Kirkwood. It was a disappointing qualifying for Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon who, despite being 126 points behind championship leader Alex Palou is still mathematically in the hunt for the title will have it all to do in the race on Saturday as he starts from 16th place just ahead of Will Power.
Marcus Ericsson starts the race from 18th place just ahead of Josef Newgarden who, like Dixon struggled in qualifying in his No.2 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet.
Rinus VeeKay rounds out the top 20 for Ed Carpenter Racing just ahead of Santino Ferrucci and Ryan Hunter Reay. David Malukas qualified in 23rd just ahead of Agustin Canapino and Sting Ray Robb while Callum Ilott and Benjamin Pedersen round out the grid.