Indianapolis, INDIANA - Justin Wilson needed only one qualifying attempt on the day as he posted an average four-lap speed of 226.370 mph, which was good enough to put his No. 19 Boy Scouts of America Honda in the middle of row five for the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 26.
“It was great to qualify on day one with a great lap time,” said Wilson. “The No. 19 Boy Scouts of America team did great job today and I couldn’t be more pleased with our results. We will start in the middle of Row 5 next weekend, which gives us a great opportunity in the race. We will continue to work on race setup on Sunday and I’m looking forward to a good finish.”
First day qualifying sets the top 24 cars for for the Indianapolis 500. Wilson was the second quickest Honda on Saturday.
“Justin and the team both performed brilliantly today,” said team owner Dale Coyne. “I can’t say enough good things about what a fantastic job the team and Justin have done all week. Now we can focus on the race and hopefully bring home a top finish next weekend.”
Fellow Dale Coyne Racing drivers Pippa Mann (No. 63 Cyclops Honda) and Ana Beatriz (No. 18 Ipiranga Honda) will have to wait until tomorrow to qualify for the remaining nine positions.
The 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 will be on Sunday, May 26 and can be seen live on ABC-TV starting at 11 a.m. (EDT).
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