Bryan Herta Autosport’s Marco Andretti in the No.98 US Concrete Honda took his first road course pole position for race one at Belle Isle the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix on Saturday morning.
Speaking about his pole position he said:
“I’m definitely embarrassed to say that this is my first (road/street pole), but I’ve been outside pole so many times on road and street courses “Extremely pleased to execute today. I think yesterday I knew we had the speed … so I knew we had it in the car. All I had to do was execute, and I was able to do that instead of just talking, ‘Oh we would have been first.’ Now we are.”
“It’s not easy to be first in anything,” he said. “It’s been a challenge. The win column is what’s really been bugging me, for sure. Starting first is awesome, but I definitely want to win the race. We have a great shot at doing that today. As soon as I knew we won pole, the switch in my brain flipped to win.
Marco’s last Verizon IndyCar Series win came at Iowa Speedway in 2011. Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon joins Andretti on the front row.