Qualifying for the Grand Prix of Long Beach is in the books and Colombian Carlos Muñoz led the way for the Andretti Autosport team of four.
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No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda
- Will start tomorrow’s 80-lap event from the 10th position, hoping to score a second career Long Beach podium
“I have kind-of a two-way feeling. I’m disappointed. It was an okay qualifying, especially after Practice 3. We were really good in Qualifying Round 1, we were the second fastest car and everyone was really close with each other. I think we will go to the maximum of what we had and see what will happen. It is a long race tomorrow and anything could happen from P10, so we’ll see where we end up.”
No. 28 DHL Honda
- The 2010 Long Beach race winner will take the green flag from 11th position
“It was a disappointing day. Our worst qualifying at Long Beach before today was fourth, so to come out of here starting 11th is mind boggling to say the least. We’ll have to go back and look at the data for the DHL Honda, see what we can do for tomorrow and hopefully have a good race. We could use some luck this weekend as well, just not like (we had) at Phoenix.”
No. 98 Castrol Edge/Curb Honda
- The IndyCar rookie will line up in 16th tomorrow for his Long Beach debut
“It’s disappointing to miss out on the top 12 by a couple 100ths (of a second). I’m going to lose some sleep over that tonight. I think the Castrol Edge/Curb car is a lot better than we had at St. Pete. We made steps forward and we will have to see what we can do in the race tomorrow. The car was the best it had been all weekend, so that was our opportunity to capitalize. Unfortunately, we were just one step behind. We’ll have to play a bit of catch up in the warm-up tomorrow morning and hopefully have a good race tomorrow afternoon.”
No. 27 United Fiber & Data / Snapple Honda
- Third-generation racer qualified 21st for tomorrow’s 42nd Annual Grand Prix of Long Beach
“On what would have been our ultimate lap we were held up by another car. We were too loose anyway, so we were battling with the balance. Has we not been held up, I think we would’ve been a little better off. Just not a good enough. Tomorrow we will have to go off strategy and make something happen to get the United Fiber & Data/ Snapple car up front.”