Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Report

“I was hoping for more – but I think that’s the speed the car has it in. That last lap killed us a little bit, I was really aggressive with the tools. I had a good balance with the car, my engineers told me we had wind pick up on our last lap. Only in the last six or seven cars has the wind really changed from the south to the north direction, which is a headwind on the back straight, and that kind of killed the speed on the back. It just is what it is, that’s how it works. I’m looking forward to focusing on the race car tomorrow. If you have a good race car here, none of this qualifying stuff matters.”

  • Will start the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 from the 14th spot after averaging a four-lap speed of 226.788 mph
  • Hunter-Reay’s best start was in third in 2012 and 2016 // Has started in the first three rows only three times in 10 starts // Started from 19th when he took Indy 500 victory in 2014

After Saturday’s a dramatic Day 1 of qualifying, all six Andretti Autosport cars earned their right to start at the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500.

The drama continued into Sunday when the drivers took to the track to secure their starting positions. Zach Veach was the first to turn laps followed by Stefan Wilson. When Marco Andretti hit the track he snagged the provisional 10th-starting place. Carlos Munoz and Ryan Hunter-Reay qualified back-to-back. Alexander Rossi struggled with handling on his four-lap run and settled for a last-row starting position.

Monday will host another practice session before the 33 starters travel to various destinations around the country to promote the 2018 edition of the race. The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race will go green May 27 at 12:21 p.m. ET with coverage available on ABC beginning at noon.

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