Power Takes Pole For Penske Ahead Of Wickens At IMS
Team Penske’s Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet took his 51st Verizon P1 Award with a pole time of 01:09.8182s and starts the race just ahead of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Robert Wickens in the No.6 Lucas Oil Honda.
Vasser Sullivan with Dale Coyne Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 SealMaster Honda starts the race from third place following a time of 01:09.9449s,
Schimdt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe starts the race from fourth place with the Mayor of HinchTown saying he was able to lean on his team mate Robert Wickens and was able to improve his qualifying performance having being able to balt on his team mates set-up which made an improvement.
It was a fantastic day for Ed Carpenter Racing’s Jordan King who took his best Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying lap as he starts the race from fifth place. Defending series champion Josef Newgarden rounded out the Firestone Fast Six with a time of 01:10.7276s.
Simon Pagenaud starts the race from seventh place in the No.22 Menards Chevrolet just ahead of 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda.
Helio Castroneves rolls off from ninth place on his return to the Verizon IndyCar Series in the No.3 Verizon Chevrolet while Spencer Pigot rounds out the top ten for Ed Carpenter Racing. Tony Kanaan starts the race from 11th place for AJ Foyt Racing just ahead of Takuma Sato in the No.30 MiJack/Panasonic Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.
Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda for Andretti Autosport starts the race from 13th place just ahead of his team mate Marco Andretti in the No.98 US Concrete Honda for Bryan Herta Autosport.
Row eight is made up of Ed Jones from Chip Ganassi Racing and Carlin Racing’s Max Chilton.
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal in the No.15 United Rentals Honda and Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda share row number just ahead of Dale Coyne Racing’s Zachary Claman DeMelo and Harding Racing’s Gabby Chaves.
Carlin Racing’s Charlie Kimball and Juncos Racing’s Kyle Kaiser round out the grid in 21st and 22nd place respectively.