Kirkwood Proves Point with First Career Pole at Long Beach

Kyle Kirkwood earned his first career NTT INDYCAR SERIES pole Saturday, grabbing the NTT P1 Award for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. Kirkwood, from Jupiter, Florida, won the top spot for the prestigious Southern California street race with a best time of 1 minute, 6.2878 seconds on his final lap in the Firestone Fast Six in the No. Romain Grosjean will start third after a top lap of 1:06.5347 in the No. 2021 series champion Alex Palou will start fourth after a best lap of 1:06.5549 in the No. Six-time series champion Scott Dixon was the second Ganassi driver in the Fast Six and will start fifth after a quick lap of 1:06.5730 in the No. Armstrong, who will start 12th, wasn’t the only driver to make contact during qualifying.

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