Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Report – Round 2

Driving the No. 55 Sexton Properties Chevrolet, fastest rookie Benjamin Pedersen will start 11th, in the middle of row 4. When Foyt qualified as the fastest rookie in 1958, he started 12th. Qualifying for the Fast 12 was preceded by warmups this morning where both Ferrucci and Pedersen were among the fastest of the 12 […]
May 21, 2023

Driving the No. 55 Sexton Properties Chevrolet, fastest rookie Benjamin Pedersen will start 11th, in the middle of row 4. When Foyt qualified as the fastest rookie in 1958, he started 12th.

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Qualifying for the Fast 12 was preceded by warmups this morning where both Ferrucci and Pedersen were among the fastest of the 12 drivers. When it came to qualifying to determine positions from 12 through seven, Pedersen rolled off second and out qualified Will Power by posting a 232.671mph speed average.

“We had a lot of pace obviously in the morning in practice but nevertheless, it’s super good to be starting 11th,” Pedersen said. “I just kind of feel like we missed a little something for qualifying with the pace we had in practice earlier. Overall, to start p 11 is a great spot and huge results for the whole team. So, I’m really looking forward to the race.”

For Pedersen, the strong performance by the team was not surprising.

“I had a very good feeling because of our Texas performance with a non-Speedway car,” Pedersen revealed. “And I knew how much time and effort had gone into the Speedway cars. So as soon as we got to the track here, after the GMR Grand Prix, I could tell we were very fast. So yes, I was expecting it and then it kind of became a reality very quickly.”