Herta on pole, Laguna Seca lineup

Colton Herta claimed his second pole at Laguna Seca in as many trips on Saturday as he seeks his second win of the season.

Herta won the 2019 Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey from the pole, the last time the NTT IndyCar Series visited WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

“I’m glad we ended up doing three (laps in final stint of qualifying) because I guess two wasn’t enough,” Herta said. “I really got to nail that third lap. The Gainbridge car was awesome, awesome being powered by Honda. What an amazing track. I love this place so much. Two for two for poles here.”

The track is special for the Herta family as Colton’s father Bryan, who serves as his race strategist, claimed the 1997 pole and later won the 1998 and 1999 events at the track.

Championship leader Alex Palou will start fourth behind Alexander Rossi and Will Power.

Sunday’s race will air on NBC, Peacock, and SiriusXM beginning at 3:00 pm ET.

Laguna Seca Lineup

  1. Colton Herta
  2. Alexander Rossi
  3. Will Power
  4. Alex Palou
  5. Oliver Askew
  6. Pato O’Ward
  7. Marcus Ericsson
  8. Scott Dixon
  9. Simon Pagenaud
  10. Max Chilton
  11. James Hinchliffe
  12. Graham Rahal
  13. Romain Grosjean
  14. Ed Jones
  15. Felix Rosenqvist
  16. Scott McLaughlin
  17. Josef Newgarden
  18. Conor Daly
  19. Ryan Hunter-Reay
  20. Jack Harvey
  21. Sebastien Bourdais
  22. Helio Castroneves
  23. Takuma Sato
  24. Rinus VeeKay
  25. Jimmie Johnson
  26. Callum Ilott
  27. Dalton Kellett

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