INDIANAPOLIS (Saturday, May 20, 2023) – Dale Coyne Racing with RWR rookie Sting Ray Robb (#51 Biohaven) will have to wait until Sunday to secure a spot on the starting grid for next week’s 107th Running of the Indianapolis 500.
- Robb, who was 12th in line for qualifying, registered an initial four lap average of 229.955 mph.
- Unfortunately, Robb found himself on the bubble once all cars in the qualifying line had made their first attempt.
- The rookie driver was eventually bumped from the field.
- The team and driver persevered and made three more attempts at securing a spot in the top 30.
- However, Robb was unable to register a four lap average that would lock him in and he will have to qualify for a spot on the last row tomorrow.
- Last Chance Qualifying takes place at 4:05pm ET on Sunday, May 21 and will be broadcast live on NBC.
- The 2023 Indianapolis 500 goes green Sunday, May 28 at 12:45pm ET and will be broadcast live on NBC.
- Last Chance Qualifying Explained: Each car is guaranteed one attempt and may make multiple attempts until time expires. Until 10 minutes remain in the session, cars will be allowed an additional cool-down lap following each qualifying run to expedite engine cooling and the opportunity to get in line for additional attempts, if desired. Each car’s most recent qualification speed will remain eligible for the starting lineup until the time is withdrawn or qualifications end.
Sting Ray Robb #51 Biohaven Honda – Dale Coyne Racing with RWR
“Wish we could say that our qualifying pace was due to an accident or some one time thing, but we gave our four best shots of getting into the top 30. I don’t know why, yet, but I’m trusting God with the opportunity and amazing gift of even being here. Congrats to David (Malukas) for laying down a solid 10 miles for 23rd. We’ll look at his data overnight to see what we can learn.”