Castroneves, Kanaan qualify for Quick 9 Shootout, shot at Indy 500 pole
Chew on this one for a second.
Helio Castroneves, not driving for Group Penske, may have a shot at his fifth pole place Sunday on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Tony Kanaan, with out a victory since 2014 at Fontana, certified third quickest Saturday because the “outdated males” shined at their favourite monitor.
The 46-year-old veterans from Brazil just about stole the present at IMS by placing their expertise and expertise to work and little doubt stunning lots of their youthful competitors.
Castroneves scored all three of his Indianapolis wins and 4 poles driving for The Captain from 2000-2019, however hitched his wagon with Meyer/Shank Racing final yr and appears to have a discovered a cushty house.
“Qualifying went precisely how we follow it yesterday and we had been really a bit faster than we anticipated — which was excellent,” he mentioned after winding up sixth out of the 35 qualifiers in his Auto Nation/Sirius XM Honda. “Our purpose was to get within the Prime 9 so we might have a shot on the pole and we did that.
“Tomorrow is a special day, although, and we’ll work to seek out some extra pace in a single day and be again at it tomorrow.”
Kanaan has been an “oval solely” driver the previous two years however reuniting with Chip Ganassi’s group has been a godsend.
“It’s my first time within the Quick 9 and fairly cool to be right here,” mentioned the 2013 Indianapolis winner. “The group did a stellar job of getting ready the vehicles and I bear in mind final yr … we had been on the opposite aspect. Tomorrow is a complete completely different day, nevertheless it’s good to know I’m locked in.”
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