Race Weekend Central

Felix Rosenqvist Earns 1st Career Pole; Chip Ganassi Racing Sweeps Front Row

Felix Rosenqvist has been impressive so far this season and on Friday afternoon (May 11), he put his No. 10 on the pole position with a lap at 128.597 mph. In just his fifth start, Rosenqvist tallied his first carer pole and will run alongside teammate Scott Dixon. Rosenqvist’s lap was just two-hundredths of a second faster than Dixon’s putting his No. 10 on the front row for the first time of his career.

Jack Harvey also earned his career-best starting spot of third while Colton Herta, Ed Jones, and Will Power rounded out the Firestone Fast Six.

Graham Rahal just barely missed making the Firestone Fast Six, he’ll start seventh on Saturday with Simon Pagenaud, Marcus Ericsson, and Sebastien Bourdais rounding out the top 10 starting spots.

Josef Newgarden was the big surprise not to move into the second round. Earlier on Friday, Newgarden was fifth quickest in the first practice session of the weekend.


The current IndyCar points leader will start Saturday’s race from 13th. Other notable drivers who will be starting outside the top 13 on Saturday include Long Beach winner Alexander Rossi, James Hinchcliffe, and Zach Veach. The entire 24-car field is separated by less than seven-eighths of a second.

NTT IndyCar Series INDYCAR Grand Prix Starting Lineup

Coverage of the INDYCAR Grand Prix kicks off at 3 p.m. ET on NBC. Fans who are not home to tune in can tune in on the NBC Sports app and NBCSports.com. The green flag is slated for 3:50 p.m. ET.

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During the season, Christian also spends time as a photographer with multiple other outlets shooting Monster Energy AMA Supercross, Minor League & Major League Baseball, and NCAA Football.

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