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IndyCar: Christian Lundgaard Earns Pole For GMR Grand Prix at IMS – Full Qualifying Results

IndyCar: Christian Lundgaard Earns Pole For GMR Grand Prix at IMS - Full Qualifying Results

2023 GMR Grand Prix at IMS – Qualifying Results
Pos  Driver  Team  Engine
1 Christian Lundgaard Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda
2 Felix Rosenqvist Arrow McLaren Chevrolet
3 Alex Palou Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
4 Jack Harvey Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda
5 Pato O’Ward Arrow McLaren Chevrolet
6 Kyle Kirkwood Andretti Autosport Honda
7 Marcus Ericsson Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
8 Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda
9 Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
10 Alexander Rossi Arrow McLaren Chevrolet
11 Marcus Armstrong Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
12 Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet
13 Josef Newgarden Team Penske Chevrolet
14 Colton Herta Andretti Autosport Honda
15 Devlin DeFrancesco Andretti Autosport Honda
16 Scott McLaughlin Team Penske Chevrolet
17 Rinus VeeKay Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet
18 Romain Grosjean Andretti Autosport Honda
19 Simon Pagenaud Meyer Shank Racing Honda
20 David Malukas Dale Coyne Racing Honda
21 Conor Daly Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet
22 Sting Ray Robb Dale Coyne Racing Honda
23 Benjamin Pedersen AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet
24 Callum Ilott Juncos Hollinger Racing Chevrolet
25 Agustin Canapino Juncos Hollinger Racing Chevrolet
26 Helio Castroneves Meyer Shank Racing Honda
27 Santino Ferrucci AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet

It has been a brutal start to the season for RLL Racing, but the Month of May has begun quite nicely for the organization. All three of their Honda-powered cars were fast today in qualifying on the IMS road course, with Christian Lundgaard earning his first career pole. Lundgaard made his IndyCar debut on this circuit in 2021 for the RLL team, turning heads in qualifying and leading laps. He finished runner-up last year and will be the favorite in tomorrow’s race.

Lundgaard earned the top spot in qualifying by the slimmest of margins. He edged out Felix Rosenqvist by just 0.0027 seconds. The Arrow McLaren driver nearly had his third pole at this track, and his second in a row. Felix has a 10.5 average finishing position in this race, leading 27 laps and completing all 655 laps in his eight starts, but he has never finished on the podium here.

Eight of the 13 races on the IMS road course have been won by a driver starting on the front row, which bodes well for these two tomorrow. Alex Palou and Lundgaard’s teammate Jack Harvey will start from Row 2 tomorrow while Pato O’Ward and Kyle Kirkwood rounded out the Firestone Fast Six in qualifying. Marcus Ericsson and Graham Rahal just missed out, and will start from Row 4 tomorrow, completing a banner day for RLL Racing.

Scott Dixon starts 9th tomorrow, which is much…

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