Arrow McLaren Race Director Gavin Ward says that qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway for Sunday’s PPG375 was a fantastic result for the team. Felix Rosenqvist, in the No.6 NTT DATA Chevrolet, scored his second consecutive NTT P1 Award setting a 220.264MPH; Alexander Rossi starts the race from third place in the No.7 VELO Chevrolet with a speed of 219.960MPH while Pato O’Ward in the No.5 Arrow Mclaren Chevrolet starts what is effectively his home race from fifth place with a speed of 219.619MPH.

Speaking following the action, Ward said:

“You can’t ask for much more than the result we got today in this series. It’s awesome to get the pole and to have all the cars in the top five. I was going to be pretty happy if we were all in the top 10 because you can win from there, so to get everyone in the top five is exceptional. I’m confident we’ll put together some pretty good race cars tomorrow and looking forward to getting out there.”

Felix Rosenqvist commented saying:

“It was a good run. I’m happy with it and the balance. Arrow McLaren cars are looking great today. My laps were very similar to last year, and I think we just built on it. Maybe it was a good thing to start early. The track kind of warmed up. We’ll take it. We’ve always been good here, but this is a whole different confidence level compared to last year. Let’s try to wrap it up tomorrow.”

Alexander Rossi commented saying:

“It was good. Amazing result for the team to be one, three and five. It’s one of the stronger qualifying rounds I’ve been a part of. Practice was good, and the car’s been awesome off the truck. It’s a testament to the work the team’s done. I’m looking forward to carrying over that same positivity to the race car, and if we do that, we’ll have an awesome day tomorrow.”

Pato O’Ward commented saying:

“I’m happy with my car. We qualified fifth, and we can do lots from there. We’ve made some good changes to the race car, and we got a lot of laps down. We were basically able to run wherever we wanted. That’s what you want here at Texas Motor Speedway.”

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