GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma Qualifying Report

Ryan Hunter-Reay qualified seventh for tomorrow’s GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma. In two of his three victories this year, Hunter-Reay also qualified seventh at Iowa and Toronto (though he moved to sixth in the starting lineup there due to penalties to another car). Hunter-Reay is second in the IndyCar championship standings with three races to go. Will Power has a six-point lead after earning a point today for the pole position.

“Two of our wins came when we qualified seventh, so we know we can do it from there, but it’s still frustrating to miss the (Firestone) Fast Six. We had five laps of fuel in the car, but we had trouble with the starter on pit lane, so that meant we only had time for four laps in that session. We missed sixth by a few hundreths (of a second), so that fuel level would have made the difference in the lap time. Historically this has not been one of our best tracks, and considering how we struggled yesterday, we shouldn’t be bummed by seventh. We have a lot of sponsors here with us here this weekend for Andretti Autosport, and we really want to do a good job for DHL and Sun Drop and all of the sponsors that make a difference for us.”

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