Shank’s Thrilling Triumph: A Stellar Debut Pole in IndyCar History

Shank's Thrilling Triumph: A Stellar Debut Pole in IndyCar History
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Shank ecstatic with “epically big” maiden IndyCar pole

Rosenqvist secured the top spot in a thrilling qualifying session at the Grand Prix of Long Beach by narrowly outpacing Will Power, clocking a mere 0.0039s advantage on used softer alternate tires. This marked Rosenqvist’s sixth career pole position and his second in a points-scoring race with MSR. Michael Shank, the team owner, expressed his elation at the strategic decision to bring Rosenqvist onboard, highlighting the meticulous process of selecting drivers for the season. Tom Blomqvist, the rookie driver chosen by Shank, further enhanced MSR’s success by securing the 15th position on the starting grid. Shank’s coaching and support have been pivotal in nurturing the burgeoning partnership between Rosenqvist and MSR, laying a solid foundation for future endeavors. The team’s impressive performance in qualifying, spearheaded by Rosenqvist, signals a promising start to the season, leaving both drivers and the team proud and optimistic for what lies ahead.

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