Birmingham, AL (April 6, 2019) – For the second race in a row, Dale Coyne Racing’s Santino Ferrucci made it to the second round of qualifying when he placed his #19 David Yurman 10th on the grid for Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, once again improving on his best starting position in the NTT IndyCar Series.
After sitting outside of the Top 6 in the first round of qualifying for the first half of the 10-minute session, Ferrucci jumped up to first thanks to a lap of 1:08.5672, registered on the Firestone Alternate tires, before ending the session in third.
While Ferrucci felt like he had a car to make it into the Firestone Fast 6, he was unable to put together an optimal qualifying lap during Round 2 and had to settle with 10th after putting in a lap time of 1:09.0213 around the 2.38-mile, 17-turn Barber Motorsports Park permanent road course.
Ferrucci’s previous best qualifying result was 11th at Circuit of the Americas a couple of weeks ago.
“I can’t thank my #19 Dale Coyne Racing, David Yurman crew enough today,’ expressed Ferrucci. We’ve had a good car all weekend so far, and it deserved to be in the Firestone Fast 6 today. Unfortunately, I didn’t put the lap together at the end and we ended up P10. This crew has worked really hard and deserved an even better starting position, but, that said, I’m confident we can have a really good race and move up the field, when it really counts. I’m super excited for the Honda Indy Grand Prix tomorrow.”
The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama will be broadcast live on NBCSN from 4pm ET on Sunday, April 7 with the green flag scheduled for 4:15pm ET (3:15pm local).