Pato O’Ward set the stage for at the moment’s qualifying session for the GMR Grand Prix after posting the quickest lap within the second follow session with the No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevy (1m09.7839s). O’Ward, like the remainder of the drivers within the 27-car subject, carried out qualifying simulation runs on Firestone’s quicker red-banded various tires, and behind the newest race winner, Chip Ganassi Racing’s Alex Palou was a detailed second within the No. 10 Honda (+0. 0.0298s).
Third belonged to Andretti Autosport’s Colton Herta within the No. 26 Honda (+0.0584s); Ed Carpenter Racing’s Rinus VeeKay was fourth within the No. 21 Chevy (+0.1426s), Christian Lundgaard was comfortable in fifth within the No. 30 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda (+0.2163s) and Andretti’s Romain Grosjean accomplished the highest six within the No. 28 Honda (+0.2322s).
A purple flag was required seven minutes into the session as Dalton Kellett spun off into the gravel at Flip 4 and stalled the automotive. A trailing David Malukas adopted Kellett into the gravel however he was in a position to proceed with out help. The following purple adopted after 12 minutes of working time as Jimmie Johnson executed an almost equivalent spin-and-stall into the gravel. Past these minor incidents, various massive brake lockups and fast journeys throughout the grass have been seen as temperatures rose to the mid-80s.
UP NEXT: Qualifying, 4 p.m. ET