Qualifying Report - Grand Prix at Long Beach

April 12, 2019

Track:   Streets of Long Beach
Race:    Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach
Date:    April 12, 2019

No. 6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 DPi – Dane Cameron/Juan Pablo Montoya

Practice 1:                          
Position:                              3rd
Time / Speed:                   1:12.569 seconds / 97.628 mph

Practice 2:                          
Position:                              6th
Time / Speed:                   1:12.243 seconds / 98.068 mph 

Driver:                                  Juan Pablo Montoya
Position:                              3rd
Time / Speed:                    1:11.847 seconds / 98.609 mph

No. 7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 DPi – Helio Castroneves/Ricky Taylor

Practice 1:
Position:                              2nd
Time / Speed:                    1:12.535 seconds / 97.674 mph

Practice 2:                          
Position:                              1st
Time / Speed:                   1:11.918 seconds / 98.512 mph
Driver:                                  Helio Castroneves
Position:                             1st
Time / Speed:                    1:11.332 seconds / 99.321 mph

For the second consecutive year, Acura Team Penske will lead the field to the green in the BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach. This time it was Helio Castroneves in the No. 7 Acura ARX-05 Prototype that secured the top qualifying spot with a track-record run of 1:11.332 seconds around the venerable street circuit. This is Castroneves’ third career IMSA pole position, and his fourth pole run in five years at Long Beach to accompany his three consecutive INDYCAR pole positions from 2015-2017. Juan Pablo Montoya, who won the first pole position in Acura Team Penske history for last year’s race at Long Beach, will start just behind his teammate in the third position in the No. 6 Acura ARX-05.

The BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach will begin Saturday afternoon at 5:05 pm ET. Race coverage can be seen on NBC Sports Network, and can also be heard on IMSA Radio and on the IMSA mobile application.