Alex Palou in the No.10 Ridgeline Lubricants Chip Ganassi Racing Honda will start Sunday’s Children’s Grand Prix of Barber Motorsports Park from the front row in second place.

The Spaniard claimed his maiden career victory here in 2021, his first race with Chip Ganassi Racing on his way to winning the championship. Speaking following the qualifying for 90-lap race, Palou commented saying:

“It was really close, too close. We’re starting on the front row tomorrow which is great. We have a really strong car this weekend. We’ll tweak some stuff during warmup to try and put that No. 10 Ridgeline Lubricants car on victory lane. Should be a good race.”

Six-time series champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda will go in search of his first Barber victory from fifth place on the grid after setting a time of 01:06.0732s and speaking following the action, he said:

“It was an interesting day. I think we were favored a bit more on the black tires. We didn’t quite get it right on the reds. Great to make it to Q3 and great for the 10 car as well. I think we should of been higher but made a pretty big mistake in turn 9 on my last lap which cost us about a tenth and a half. I think that would have been good enough for P2 or P3. We’ll start P5, looking for a smooth race tomorrow and see what we can bring.”

Marcus Ericsson starts the race from P13 in the No.8 Huski Chocolate Honda and speaking following the action he said:

“Just missed out a little bit today in qualifying in P13. We wanted more than that for sure. The car felt good but we just lacked that last tenth of a second. Still a decent place to start tomorrow. It’s a long race and the track is going to be interesting so I feel like we can still have a good result from there. I’m looking forward to it.”

Marcus Armstrong starts the race from 26th place following a penalty and speaking following the days action he commented saying:

“It was reasonable. We were P7 in our group until we got an interference penalty. I was on my warmup lap and to be fair so was everyone else. So, unfortunatley, we got a penalty for that. Nevertheless, IndyCar races are chaotic and I’m sure that we’ll have opportunities tomorrow to make the most of it.”

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