BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Saturday, April 6, 2019) – It took nearly 14 years, but Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing owns the front row in qualifying again for an NTT IndyCar Series race.

Takuma Sato captured the NTT P1 Award and Graham Rahal qualified second as the teammates locked down the top starting positions for Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst. The pole position was the eighth of Sato’s 10-year NTT IndyCar Series career and first on the challenging permanent road course at Barber Motorsports Park.

“This is absolutely a team effort,” Sato said. “To make it a 1-2, this is a dream result. The engineers work so hard along with the boys. Fantastic efforts. I’m really proud of them.”

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Qualifying Saturday for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama NTT IndyCar Series event on the 2.3-mile Barber Motorsports Park, with qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, engine, time and speed in parentheses:

1. (30) Takuma Sato, Honda, 1:08.5934 (120.711 mph)

2. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda, 1:08.6971 (120.529)

3. (9) Scott Dixon, Honda, 1:08.8081 (120.335)

4. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 1:08.8476 (120.266)

5. (18) Sebastien Bourdais, Honda, 1:09.0189 (119.967)

6. (21) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 1:09.6074 (118.953)

7. (12) Will Power, Chevrolet, 1:08.8248 (120.305)

8. (27) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 1:08.8866 (120.198)

9. (88) Colton Herta, Honda, 1:08.9130 (120.151)

10. (19) Santino Ferrucci, Honda, 1:09.0213 (119.963)

11. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 1:09.0764 (119.867)

12. (60) Jack Harvey, Honda, 1:09.2967 (119.486)

13. (98) Marco Andretti, Honda, 1:08.8950 (120.183)

14. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 1:08.7943 (120.359)

15. (4) Matheus Leist, Chevrolet, 1:08.9477 (120.091)

16. (2) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 1:08.8700 (120.227)

17. (10) Felix Rosenqvist, Honda, 1:08.9630 (120.064)

18. (31) Patricio O’Ward, Chevrolet, 1:08.9011 (120.172)

19. (14) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 1:09.0327 (119.943)

20. (7) Marcus Ericsson, Honda, 1:08.9226 (120.135)

21. (20) Ed Jones, Chevrolet, 1:09.0441 (119.923)

22. (59) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 1:09.0566 (119.902)

23. (26) Zach Veach, Honda, 1:09.4478 (119.226)

24. (81) Ben Hanley, Chevrolet, 1:10.4165 (117.586)

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