Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda earned his sixth NTT IndyCar Series career pole position and a bonus point for the championship for race one of Detroit Grand Prix double header.
Rossi set a fastest time of 01:14.1989s and starts the race alongside Josef Newgarden in the No.2 Hitachi Chevrolet who also scored a bonus point and in doing so he is now equal on points with Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud.
Defending series champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing starts the race from third just ahead of his team mate Felix Rosenqvist.
Colton Herta in the No.88 Guess Capstone Honda for Harding Steinbrenner Racing starts the race from fifth just ahead of Tyan Hunter Reay and Patricio O’Ward.
Zach Veach in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda starts the race from eighth place just ahead of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Takuma Sato in the No.30 MiJack Panasonic Honda.
Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda starts the race from 10th place with a time of 01:15.1750s.
Graham Rahal in the No.15 Fifth Third Bank Honda starts the race from 11th place just ahead of Team Penske’s Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet.
Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 DXC Technology Chevrolet was 13th just ahead of Ed Jones and Marcus Ericsson.
Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 Team SealMaster Honda starts the race from 16th place just ahead of Spencer Pigot and Marco Andretti.
Max Chilton and Mathues Leist make up row ten while the final row is made up of Santino Ferrucci and Tony Kanaan.