Sébastien Bourdais will make his 200th career IndyCar start after qualifying today for the Iowa 300 on the 7/8-mile Iowa Speedway oval in Newton, Iowa. Bourdais, in the No. 18 Team SealMaster – Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan entry, went out 12th of the 22 drivers to make a qualifying attempt and posted a two-lap average of 171.390 mph. He will lineup 21st tomorrow.
“The No. 18 SealMaster Honda car was okay this morning. Then for the qualifying run I had no grip. I’m not sure what happened between the morning practice and qualifying. We’ll take a look at the data and see what we can come up with.”