WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Qualifying Report

October 11, 2019

Track:    Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta
Race:    Petit Le Mans
Date:     October 11, 2019
No. 6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 DPi – Dane Cameron/Juan Pablo Montoya/Simon Pagenaud
Practice 4                           
Position:                       7th
Time / Speed:                   1:09.667 seconds / 131.252 mph
Driver:                         Dane Cameron
Position:                       4th
Time / Speed:                   1:08.802 seconds / 132.902 mph
No. 7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 DPi – Helio Castroneves/Ricky Taylor/Graham Rahal
Practice 4
Position:                       2nd
Time / Speed:                   1:09.041 seconds / 132.442 mph
Driver:                         Ricky Taylor
Position:                       2nd
Time / Speed:                   1:08.598 seconds / 133.297 mph
Fastest Practice 3 Time:        1:08.419 seconds (No. 31 – Felipe Nasr)
Fastest Qualifier: 1:08.457 seconds (No. 31 – Felipe Nasr)
Recap: The pair of Acura Team Penske ARX-05 DPi entries did exactly what they needed to do in qualifying for Saturday's Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. Needing only a top-eight finish by the No. 6 Acura to secure the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC) title, and with the No. 7 Acura still in contention for a second-place finish in the points, both cars qualified inside the top four on Friday afternoon. Ricky Taylor and the No. 7 team will roll off from the second position for the prestigious 10-hour race, with Dane Cameron lining up just behind him at the start in fourth. By firing their engines tomorrow to start the race, Acura Team Penske will secure the IWSC Manufacturer's Championship for Acura.
Race: Coverage of Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta will begin Saturday, October 12 at 12:00 pm EDT on NBC before moving to the NBC Sports app from 3:30-5:30 pm EDT. The final five hours will be carried on the NBC Sports Network. Coverage can also be heard on IMSA Radio, Sirius 138 and XM 202.