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Acura Repeats Front Row Qualifying Sweep at Road America

Acura Repeats Front Row Qualifying Sweep at Road America

- Acura Team Penske's Ricky Taylor and Dane Cameron top qualifying at Road America

- Acura Team Penske also qualified 1-2 at Road America in 2019

- Matt McMurry heads Acura NSX GT3 effort, qualifying seventh in GTD

PR Newswire

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Acura Team Penske swept qualifying for Sunday's IMSA WeatherTech Championship race at Road America, with Ricky Taylor claiming the pole, and teammate Dane Cameron qualifying second. In GTD, Meyer Shank Racing's Matt McMurry posted the seventh-quickest GTD qualifying run in his Acura NSX GT3 Evo.

Acura Team Penske

Taylor hustled his #7 Acura ARX-05 to a time of 1:49.061 around the 4.0-mile Road America circuit, with teammate and defending series champion Cameron slotting in second, three-tenths of a second behind.  This is Taylor's 20th career pole in IMSA competition, and his second for Acura Team Penske, with the first recorded last year at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

The front-row sweep repeated Acura Team Penske's qualifying performance from last year, when Cameron claimed the pole driving the #6 ARX-05, and Helio Castroneves completed the front row in the #7 Acura.  Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya went on to finish second in last year's race en route to the IMSA Manufacturer, Driver and Team championships.

Taylor will start the #7 for Sunday's two-hour, 40-minute contest, once again co-driving with Castroneves, while Montoya will continue to share the driving duties aboard the #6 with Cameron.

Acura NSX GT3 Evo Teams

Matt McMurry led the way for Meyer Shank Racing team in the ultra-competitive GT Daytona category qualifying session, and will start his #86 Acura NSX GT3 seventh in class, sharing the driving duties with defending series champion Mario Farnbacher.

In the #57 Heinricher Racing with MSR Acura, Misha Goikhberg qualified just over a tenth of a second slower in eighth, and will share with co-driver Alvaro Parente.  Till Bechtolscheimer rounded out the Acura GTD contingent in qualifying, and will start his Gradient Racing NSX GT3 Evo from 10th before handing off to co-driver Marc Miller in tomorrow's race.

Live US network television coverage from Road America begins at 1 p.m. EDT on Sunday, August 2, on NBC.  Complete, flag-to-flag race coverage also will be available on the NBC Sports App and NBC Gold with NBCSN Trackpass authentication.

Acura Motorsports social media content and video links from Road America will be available on Facebook ( and Twitter ( Produced by the CoForce Digital Media, the YouTube videos can be found at:


Ricky Taylor (#7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05) pole qualifier, first pole of 2020, 20th career IMSA pole: "It's been a great weekend for Acura Team Penske and it's nice to cement the strength of our ARX-05 prototypes in winning the pole position, and doing it in a 1-2 fashion. Both cars have been really fast this weekend. We kept swapping the top spot on the charts. Road America is a track that fits these cars so well, so we were hoping to come out of the box strong to get our season back on track a bit. We've done that to this point, but we need to continue to execute in the race the way we have so far this weekend."

Matt McMurry (#86 Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo) qualified seventh in GTD: "Qualifying went pretty well today, but we had pace to be further ahead than we ended up, Unfortunately I ran into traffic on what would have been my fast lap. We're trying to strategize for tomorrow. There's a strong chance of rain [tomorrow] and Mario [Farnbacher, co-driver] and I are both excited for that!"


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