Herta, Palou head Honda Front Row Qualifying Sweep At the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix

  • Colton Herta claims pole in qualifying for Sunday's NTT INDYCAR SERIES race on the streets of downtown Detroit
  • Defending race winner and series champion Alex Palou completes an all-Honda front row
  • Scott Dixon to start fifth, Kyle Kirkwood sixth for Honda in strong qualifying runs 

Colton Herta will head an all-Honda front row as the Andretti Global Honda driver claimed his first pole of the 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES today in qualifying for Sunday's Detroit Grand Prix.

Herta edged out defending race winner and 2023 INDYCAR series champion Alex Palou by just 0.152 seconds to claim his 12th career pole. Palou made it an all-Honda front row for tomorrow's 100-lap race as the Chip Ganassi Racing driver seeks his second victory of 2024 and a third career title.

Honda drivers claimed four of the top six qualifying positions, with Palou's teammate Scott Dixon starting fifth while Kyle Kirkwood rounded out the top six qualifiers today in his Andretti Global Honda.

Detroit Grand Prix Honda Qualifying Results

  •  1st Colton Herta 
  •  2nd Alex Palou
  •  5th Scott Dixon
  •  6th Kyle Kirkwood
  •  9th Marcus Ericsson
  • 11th Christian Lundgaard
  • 14th Graham Rahal
  • 16th Pietro Fittipaldi
  • 20th Marcus Armstrong
  • 21st Linus Lundqvist-R
  • 22nd Felix Rosenqvist
  • 23rd Kyffin Simpson-R
  • 25th Tristan Vautier
  • 26th Helio Castroneves
  • 27th Jack Harvey

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

R – Rookie

Colton Herta (#26 Andretti Global Honda) pole qualifier: "This is a complete 180 from last weekend [when Herta crashed while contending for victory at the Indianapolis 500]. It was disappointing to say the least. To come back here and get some redemption, it feels good. It's so hard to get a clean lap here, it's probably the most aggressive place we go to in terms of bumps and walls. That makes it feel even better."

Alex Palou (#10 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) will start second: "We were fast today, but I'm not sure if we were better than Colton. But I'm happy. The car has been awesome since Practice 1 yesterday, and were able to fight for P1 in every qualifying segment today. So yeah, starting from the front and looking forward to tomorrow. We have a fast car." 

Fast Facts

  • Honda drivers and teams have won seven of the last 10 NTT INDYCAR SERIES events held in the Detroit – including last year's inaugural run on the new downtown street circuit – won by eventual series champion Alex Palou, who scored the second of his five victories recorded in 2023 en route to his second INDYCAR drivers' title.
  • After five championship rounds of the 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES, defending series champion and last month's Indianapolis Grand Prix race winner Alex Palou leads the Drivers' Championship standings with 183 points. His Chip Ganassi Racing teammate and Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach race winner Scott Dixon is second with 163 points.

Where to Watch
Television coverage of Sunday's Detroit Grand Prix starts at 12 p.m. ET on the USA Network. Complete, flag-to-flag race coverage also will be available on NBC Peacock, the INDYCAR Radio Network, and SiriusXM INDYCAR Nation (Channel 160).

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