Lundqvist Leads All-Honda Top Four in Road America Qualifying

  • Chip Ganassi Racing rookie Linus Lundqvist scores first-career pole position for Sunday's XPEL Grand Prix at Road America
  • Colton Herta to start alongside Lundqvist in P2
  • Honda drivers Marcus Armstrong, Kyle Kirkwood fill out row two

It was all Hondas at the front of the field in NTT INDYCAR SERIES qualifying today for the XPEL Grand Prix at Road America. Led by rookie Linus Lundqvist, scoring his first-career pole position in his #8 Chip Ganassi Racing machine, Honda drivers made up the first four spots on the grid for Sunday's race.

Andretti Global's Colton Herta impressed in the wet-to-dry conditions of the session, and will roll off second. Herta set his fastest time of the Firestone Fast Six, jumping him into second, just before the red flag was brought out by a crash from Team Penske's Josef Newgarden, ending the session. 

Chip Ganassi Racing's Marcus Armstrong and Andretti Global's Kyle Kirkwood will make up the second row, both for Honda. Armstrong and Kirkwood will start this weekend's race in the same order they finished in the Detroit Grand Prix last weekend—where Honda scored an impressive 1-2-3-4 finish. 

XPEL Grand Prix of Road America Honda Qualifying Results

  •  1st Linus Lundqvist-R   
  •  2nd Colton Herta  
  •  3rd Marcus Armstrong 
  •  4th Kyle Kirkwood
  •  7th Alex Palou
  • 10th Scott Dixon
  • 12th Kyffin Simpson-R
  • 13th Christian Lundgaard  
  • 15th Marcus Ericsson 
  • 20th Jack Harvey
  • 22nd Felix Rosenqvist
  • 23rd Luca Ghiotto-R 
  • 24th Graham Rahal  
  • 25th Pietro Fittipaldi  
  • 27th Helio Castroneves 

Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
Andretti Global Honda
Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
Andretti Global Honda
Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda   
Andretti Global Honda
Dale Coyne Racing Honda
Meyer Shank Racing Honda
Dale Coyne Racing with RWR Honda
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda   
Meyer Shank Racing Honda

R – Rookie

Linus Lundqvist (#8 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) pole qualifier, first career pole for the INDYCAR rookie: "Wow, what a feeling! My first pole. Man, it's been a rough couple of races for us [at Indianapolis and Detroit], but it's fantastic to be able to bounce back like this. It's better than I could've wished for. I was happy just transferring to the Fast 12, and then the Fast Six but I told the boys 'let's go for pole' and that's exactly what we did!"

Marcus Armstrong (#11 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) will start third: "We had a good session in the wet, honestly. I wish we could've done another lap once the track started drying out, but it's still a great result for us."

Fast Facts

  • After six championship rounds of the 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES, Honda comes to Road America leading the Manufacturers' Championship battle with Chevrolet by 16 points (482-466).
  • Last weekend, Scott Dixon became the first two-time race winner of the 2024 season, adding his win at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix to his April victory at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. He now leads the Drivers' Championship standings after six of 17 races with 216 points. Dixon's Chip Ganassi Racing Honda teammate, Indy GP winner Alex Palou, is second with 198 points.
  • Honda Indy car drivers have scored nine victories at Road America, most recently in 2023, which was won by Palou, in his Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, en route to his second NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship in the last three years.

Where to Watch
Television coverage of Sunday's XPEL Grand Prix at Road America starts at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Complete, flag-to-flag coverage also will be available on NBC Peacock, the INDYCAR Radio Network, and SiriusXM INDYCAR Nation (Channel 160).

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