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Rookie Santino Ferrucci Qualifies Strong for 103rd Indianapolis 500

 Rookie Santino Ferrucci Qualifies Strong for 103rd Indianapolis 500

18.05.19

Indianapolis, IN – The Dale Coyne Racing team put in an excellent effort during qualifying for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Saturday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with rookie Santino Ferrucci qualifying 23rd in his #19 Cly-Del Manufacturing Honda.

23rd – Santino Ferrucci - #19 Cly-Del Manufacturing
Lap 1: 228.293 mph
Lap 2: 228.083 mph
Lap 3: 227.403 mph
Lap 4: 227.147 mph
Four-lap average speed: 227.731mph
Rookie Santino Ferrucci was taking part in his first ever qualifying on an oval track on Saturday. After a week of learning on the 2.5-mile oval during each practice session, the 20-year-old driver faced his toughest challenge yet as he tried to guarantee himself a spot on the starting grid for this year’s Indy 500. Despite a tricky car to drive, Ferrucci put in a strong performance qualifying 23rd for his first Indianapolis 500, on his first and only attempt thanks to a four-lap average of 227.147mph.

Ferrucci on his qualifying run:
“It’s a tough four laps, the first lap was pretty good, the other ones we were just loose, the car was moving a lot more than I ever wanted it to in Turn 1 and 2. Those were the scariest laps I’ve done here all week. I was just kind of hanging on at that point. Obviously, I was a lot happier yesterday when we were actually quicker in the warmer weather, but I can’t complain. We have a really good race car, so unfortunately, we’re just going to have to do a lot of passing. I’m just happy that we qualified, I feel a lot more confident about the race.”

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Rookie Santino Ferrucci Qualifies Strong for 103rd Indianapolis 500

 Rookie Santino Ferrucci Qualifies Strong for 103rd Indianapolis 500

18.05.19

Indianapolis, IN – The Dale Coyne Racing team put in an excellent effort during qualifying for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Saturday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with rookie Santino Ferrucci qualifying 23rd in his #19 Cly-Del Manufacturing Honda.

23rd – Santino Ferrucci - #19 Cly-Del Manufacturing
Lap 1: 228.293 mph
Lap 2: 228.083 mph
Lap 3: 227.403 mph
Lap 4: 227.147 mph
Four-lap average speed: 227.731mph
Rookie Santino Ferrucci was taking part in his first ever qualifying on an oval track on Saturday. After a week of learning on the 2.5-mile oval during each practice session, the 20-year-old driver faced his toughest challenge yet as he tried to guarantee himself a spot on the starting grid for this year’s Indy 500. Despite a tricky car to drive, Ferrucci put in a strong performance qualifying 23rd for his first Indianapolis 500, on his first and only attempt thanks to a four-lap average of 227.147mph.

Ferrucci on his qualifying run:
“It’s a tough four laps, the first lap was pretty good, the other ones we were just loose, the car was moving a lot more than I ever wanted it to in Turn 1 and 2. Those were the scariest laps I’ve done here all week. I was just kind of hanging on at that point. Obviously, I was a lot happier yesterday when we were actually quicker in the warmer weather, but I can’t complain. We have a really good race car, so unfortunately, we’re just going to have to do a lot of passing. I’m just happy that we qualified, I feel a lot more confident about the race.”

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