Ed Carpenter Racing’s Rinus VeeKay in the No.21 Sonax Chevrolet will start Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 presented by HPD Ridgeline from 11th place in his first race back after recovering from his broken shoulder and speaking following the session he said:
Today was a lot better than yesterday! The SONAX car felt very good, but I did get held up in qualifying. That wasn’t great, but we know we have a strong car and we can really attack. This afternoon, we can see how the car is in race trim. I am very excited, I love this track!”
Conor Daly starts the race from 24th place and speaking following the action he said:
As usual in IndyCar qualifying, you’re just fighting for the smallest things. We needed three-tenths to make it to the second round of qualifying and three-tenths of a second is a very, very small amount. We just missed it. However, that was the best balance we’ve had all weekend. That was a positive, but we just haven’t been able to get the speed out of the tres yet. We’ll keep working on it and make some magic happen for the U.S. Air Force on the 4th of July!