What They’re Saying. Qualifying. Iowa Speedway

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Carlos Muñoz
No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda
Qualified 15th
“That was a really hard qualifying for sure. We’re missing a little bit of balance in general. We have to work hard tonight. That wasn’t the qualifying we were hoping for – we were hoping for a little bit better. You know, last year we started similar to this place and we finished fifth, so we will see where it goes tomorrow.”
Alexander Rossi
No. 98 Castrol EDGE / Curb Honda
Qualified 17th
“That was tough. The track warmed up quite a bit from practice where I was happy with the car and that penalized us. We need to go back and make sure that’s the reason because tomorrow afternoon will be just as hot. We have some thinking to do.”

Ryan Hunter-Reay
No. 28 DHL Honda
Qualified 19th
“This morning we were doing a simulation run for qualifying, and had a car come out in front of me in the middle of the corner. I just lost it, the rear end came around and we couldn’t keep it off the wall. Luckily the DHL crew got us back out before the end of the session, but we lost a little time. We were hoping for more in qualifying. The car just got loose on me out there, a big push, everything. I was doing everything I could to keep off the wall. It’s something we just have to keep working hard at.”
Marco Andretti
No. 27 Snapple Honda
Qualified 20th
“I think if I would’ve turned down in the bumps in (Turns) 3 and 4 during qualifying, it would’ve been a repeat of this morning (when the No. 27 car spun). We can’t get a handle on the back end right now, we’re just so loose. It has definitely been a trying few days here – both the test and today.”