Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi will start Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car course from pole position following a wild qualifying. The 2016 Indianapolis 500 champion set a fastest time of 01:04.6892s and starts the race just ahead of Team Penske’s Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet.
Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda starts the race from third place just ahead of defending series champion Josef Newgarden in the No.1 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet.
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Robert Wickens in the No.6 Lucas Oil Honda starts the race from fifth place while Max Chilton in the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet secured Carlin Racing’s best starting position of the season.
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal blamed James Hinchcliffe for ruining his attempt at getting into the Firestone Fast Six as he just missed out on a place in the fast six. Hinch brought out the red flag in the Fast 12 and as a result had his two fastest laps deleted meaning he starts the race from 10th in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.
Takuma Sato in the No.30 MiJack Panasonic Honda starts the race from eighth place just ahead of series points leader Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing.
Ed Jones starts the race from 11th place in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing just behind James Hinchcliffe while Zach Veach in the No.26 Relay Group 1001 Honda for Andretti Autosport starts from 12th.
Marco Andretti starts the race from 13th in the No.98 Ruoff Home Mortgages Honda for Bryan Herta Autosport while it was another strong performance for Conor Daly and Harding Racing as he rolls off 14th.
Ed Carpenter Racing’s Jordan King and Carlin Racing’s Charlie Kimball in the No.23 Tresiba Chevrolet roll off from row eight just ahead of a very disappointed Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 Menards Chevrolet for Team Penske. Spencer Pigot joins the Frenchman on row nine with Tony Kanaan of AJ Foyt Racing and Jack Harvey of Meyer Shank Racing on row ten.
On row eleven we have AJ Foyt Racing’s Mathues Matt Leist and Dale Coyne Racing’s Pietro Fittipaldi while on the back row rounding out the grid is Juncos Racing’s Rene Binder and Vasser Sullivan with Dale Coyne Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 Team SealMaster Honda.