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IndyCar in Nashville: Music City Grand Prix starting lineup

The Tennessean (Nashville) logo The Tennessean (Nashville) 8/7/2022 Nick Gray, Nashville Tennessean

Team Penske's Scott McLaughlin earned the pole Saturday for Sunday's Big Machine Music City Grand Prix at the Nashville street course.

Chip Ganassi Racing driver Marcus Ericsson (8) of Sweden races the IndyCar Series practice at the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix in Nashville, Tenn., Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. © Stephanie Amador / The Tennessean Chip Ganassi Racing driver Marcus Ericsson (8) of Sweden races the IndyCar Series practice at the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix in Nashville, Tenn., Friday, Aug. 5, 2022.

Romain Grosjean will start second.

Defending race champion Marcus Ericsson did not make it out of the first round of qualifying and will start 18th.

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Jimmie Johnson will start 26th (last in the field) after missing the second round of qualifying by more than 2 seconds. 

Qualifying was delayed by about 90 minutes due to lightning at or near the track.

Sunday's race will begin after 2 p.m. Central and will be shown on NBC.

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Music City Grand Prix 2022 starting lineup

Row 1

1. Scott McLaughlin, No. 3 Team Penske Dallara-Chevrolet

2. Romain Grosjean, No. 28 Andretti Autosport Dallara-Honda

Row 2

3. Christian Lungaard, No. 30 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Dallara-Honda

4. Alex Palou, No. 10 Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara-Honda

Row 3

5. Pato O'Ward, No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Dallara-Chevrolet

6. Josef Newgarden, No. 2 Team Penske Dallara-Chevrolet

Row 4

7. David Malukas, No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Dallara-Honda

8. Will Power, No. 12 Team Penske Dallara-Chevrolet

Row 5

9. Graham Rahal, No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Dallara-Honda

10. Rinus VeeKay, No. 21 Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara-Chevrolet

Row 6

11. Jack Harvey, No. 45 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Dallara-Honda

12. Dalton Kellett, No. 4 A.J. Foyt Enterprises Dallara-Chevrolet

Row 7

13. Simon Pagenaud, No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing Dallara-Honda

14. Scott Dixon, No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara-Honda

Row 8

15. Felix Rosenqvist, No. 7 Arrow McLaren SP Dallara-Chevrolet

16. Kyle Kirkwood, No. 14 A.J. Foyt Enterprises Dallara-Chevrolet

Row 9

17. Alexander Rossi, No. 27 Andretti Autosport Dallara-Honda

18. Marcus Ericsson, No. 8 Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara-Honda

Row 10

19. Callum Ilott, No. 77 Juncos Hollinger Racing Dallara-Chevrolet

20. Takuma Sato, No. 51 Dale Coyne Racing with RWR Dallara-Honda

Row 11

21. Colton Herta, No. 26 Andretti Autosport Dallara-Honda

22. Conor Daly, No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara-Chevrolet

Row 12

23. Devlin Defrancesco, No. 29 Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport Dallara-Honda

24. Simona de Silvestro, No. 16 Paretta Autosport Dallara-Chevrolet

Row 13

25. Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara-Honda

26. Helio Castroneves, No. 06 Meyer Shank Racing Dallara-Honda (given grid penalty)

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