Takuma Sato in the No.11 Deloitte Chip Ganassi Racing Honda was third fastest in practice ahead of today’s qualifying for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 and speaking following the action he said:

“It’s nice to be back in the car and working through things even ‘only’ at 190 miles per hour, but this track can be very challenging. We worked through the program in a limited time and I think we made good progress. Hopefully, we can compete tomorrow, but it was a good day with my teammates and there’s a very positive feeling after practice.”

Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Iced Spritz Chip Ganassi Racing Honda was 9th and speaking following the action he commented saying:

“I saw the No. 3 on the inside there spinning and then the No. 12 going high and just tried to figure out where to go. But obviously you have a lot of load in the car when you go through there. I saw he was going up against the wall and I tried to go low, but then he was spinning down. It’s a shame and I feel really bad for the No. 8 Huski Ice Spritz crew, as they’ve done a great job all weekend. They prepared me with a really good race car. It’s hard to accept, but we’ll rebound tomorrow. I feel bad for giving the No. 8 crew more work overnight, but we’ll come back stronger.”

Alex Palou in the No.10 The American Legion Honda was 14th and is believed to be receiving a grid penalty today just like Takuma Sato and Scott Dixon and speaking following the action he said:

It was a very busy session with a lot of traffic as we tested quite a few things preparing for the race. We have good pace in the car to compete. Hoping for a better day tomorrow and I’m excited to go for the PeopleReady Force for Good Challenge with The American Legion. The car should be good, so we just need to keep working and put everything together.”

Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing was 16th and believes that the car is fast and speaking following the action he said:

“We didn’t get to do any qualifying sims and we stuck to the test plan just to get those knocked out and make some gains. I think our pace there at the end on the 40-lap tires was actually quicker than our new tire runs when we started, so the PNC Bank Honda is quick.”

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