IndyCar: Felix Rosenqvist Claims Pole Position in Long Beach

April 20, 2024Steve Rable
NTT Indy Car

Qualifying for the IndyCar Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach concluded this afternoon and Felix Rosenqvist topped the tables setting a 1m6.017s lap in his No. 60 AutoNation/SiriusXM Honda. “It was hard,” Rosenqvist said. “Honestly, I didn’t think I had it because I had a big tank-slapper out of (Turn) 5. This is a hard-fought one. It doesn’t come easy. Every lap out there, you’re flirting with the walls. That was a fun one.”

The finish marked Rosenqvist’s first pole position with MSR. Will Power finished behind by a slim margin of 0.0039s. “Just getting into the (Firestone) Fast Six again is a big deal for me,” Power said. “I’ve been working hard on my qualifying. Been quick all year in practice, so super-stoked to transfer. Obviously, it’s a bit (tough) when you miss out by that much, but Felix must have done a phenomenal lap. I couldn’t pick anywhere where I made a mistake. It was about as good as I can do. Cool to get the Verizon car on the front row again. It’s been a long time. We can certainly win from there.”

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