Homestead: Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing qualifying report

HER ENERGY DRIVER LLOYD EARNED HIS BEST SERIES START TO DATE OF FIFTH FOR THE FIRESTONE INDY 300; McDONALD'S DRIVER RAHAL TO START SIXTH Graham Rahal, No. 02 McDonald's Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "We struggled with a lot of under steer since the...

HER ENERGY DRIVER LLOYD EARNED HIS BEST SERIES START TO DATE OF FIFTH FOR THE FIRESTONE INDY 300; McDONALD'S DRIVER RAHAL TO START SIXTH

Graham Rahal, No. 02 McDonald's Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "We struggled with a lot of under steer since the start and it was really hard for me to get the car down at the exit of Turn 4. The last two laps, I crept up a little too high and it cost us a lot of speed. We made a lot of improvements today thought because when we showed up the McDonald's car was a real handful. This has been a challenging place for me for sure. We're pretty happy to be where we are. Obviously Alex had a good run too so, for the team, it's good. We'll keep working on this obviously and hopefully we'll get the McDonald's boys up front in the race."

Alex Lloyd, No. 40202 HER Energy Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "Everybody at HER Energy and Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing is very excited about our starting position. I was fortunate enough to win here. Racing here in an Indy car is different than in an Indy Lights car but at the same time its nice to have some experience at the track and have that feeling. It's great to be back competing in the IndyCar Series. We had a good car in qualifying and a good car in traffic. We want to go out there and be able to mix it up. There are some things I need to learn but at the same time I think we can run at the front. Having only done the race at Indianapolis, it feels like a very quick weekend."

-credit: nhlr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Graham Rahal , Alex Lloyd