Fort Worth, TX (Saturday, March 19, 2022) – Takuma Sato will be starting third in his first oval race for Dale Coyne Racing with RWR after a great qualifying run on Saturday in which he missed out on pole position by just two thousandths of a second. Starting: 3rd Lap 1: 221.216mph Lap 2: 220.973mph Average speed: 221.094mph
This is Takuma Sato’s second-best qualifying result at Texas Motor Speedway after starting on pole position in 2019.
Sato was the 18th driver to take to the track in the 27-car field.
He immediately placed second on the provisional grid and remained in that position until the final qualifying run of the day moved him to third.
The driver of the #51 Nurtec ODT Honda has finished in the top 10 three times in his last five starts at TMS.
Takuma Sato #51 Nurtec ODT Honda – Dale Coyne Racing with RWR “It was a great team effort. The 51 boys did everything they could, and it was great. I was comfortable with the #51 Nurtec ODT car. I was able to commit 100%. The car was fast, I was just two thousandths of a second from pole. A third place, for our first ever oval qualifying together is more than what we should be happy with. I look forward to tomorrow and I’m confident we will do a good job for the race.”