The Chevrolet and Honda Performance Development NTT IndyCar Series teams look pretty evenly matched heading into this afternoon’s Belle Isle Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, the race on Belle Isle before the race returns to downtown Detroit.
Josef Newgarden starts the race from pole position however, Takuma Sato in the Honda-powered Dale Coyne Racing team starts the race from the second place while Meyer Shank Racing’s Simon Pagenaud and Helio Castroneves locked out the second row.
In the morning warm-up on Sunday, Alexander Rossi led the way for the Honda-powered Andretti Autosport team just ahead of the Chip Ganassi Racing team duo of Indianapolis 500 winner Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Chocolate Honda while Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda was third fastest.
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Christian Lundgaard was fourth just ahead of Chip Ganassi Racing’s Alex Palou and Simon Pagenaud.
Colton Herta was seventh while Arrow McLaren SP’s Pato O’Ward was eighth just ahead of Graham Rahal. Felix Rosenqvist rounded out the top ten in the Chevrolet-powered Arrow McLaren SP team.