Qualifying Update

Photo by Joe Skibinski

Honda issues, a procedural penalty, and the third fastest qualifying average in history highlight the first round of qualifying.

Honda Problems

Marco Andretti was impeded by Takuma Sato on his warmup lap. Sato was still on the track on his cool down lap. he should have been in the warmup lane. Andretti also had an engine issue on his third lap. Sato’s qualifying time was withdrawn by Indycar.

Colton Herta lost all power on his warmup lap.

Juan Pablo Montoya’s car faled tech inspection and was withdrawn from the line by Indycar. he will qualify after everyone else has their guaranteed turn.

Stefan Wilson overrevved the gears in this morning’s practice session. The team decided to change the engine. Wilson has not been out to qualify yet.

Rinus VeeKay began his run with a lap of 234,4 mph. His average of 233.655 is the third fastest qualifying average in Speedway history. Arie Luyendyk and Scott Brayton are the two ahead of VeeKay.

The top 12 as of 1:25 PM;

Rinus VeeKay

Pato O’Ward

Felix Rosenqvist

Alex palou

Tony Kanaan

Jimmie Johnson

Ed Carpenter

Marcus Ericsson

Romain Grosjean

Scott Dixon

Will Power

Josef Newgarden

The chance for storms has pushed back to 2:45, so we may have a few second runs. There are still four spots open in the field. Back with more later.