Sebastien Bourdais qualified a career best third at Texas Motor Speedway for tomorrow’s DXC Technology 600. Bourdais, behind the wheel of the No. 18 Team SealMaster – Dale Coyne w/ Vasser-Sullivan car, went out 12th of the 22 cars to make a qualifying attempt and posted a two-lap average of 219.746 mph on the challenging 1.5-mile D-shaped oval. The third place qualifying position is his best at TMS and his best qualifying effort this season.

“A really solid effort by the No. 18 SealMaster team. Honda gave us great power and we put it to use. I actually turned the fastest lap in qualifying on lap one. I maybe pushed it a little far that lap, so we had a drop off on lap two. I’m just really happy for the guys, they did a really good job. To start on the inside of row two, obviously, it’s my best qualifying position here by quite a bit. Solid for Honda today locking up the top-four. I’m really proud of the Dale Coyne Vasser-Sullivan organization and we’ll see what we have tomorrow.”