Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden grabbed pole for race 2 of the Detroit doubleheader on Sunday morning in Belle Isle setting a time of 01:14.1094s and starts the race just ahead of Colton Herta who set a time of 01:14.4300s in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda. Rinus Veekay starts the race from third place for Ed Carpenter Racing just ahead of Alex Palou and Romain Grosjean.
Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda starts the race from sixth place after having his final time which was good enough for third on the grid invalided due to Santino Ferrucci bringing out the red flag following his heavy crash at the line.
Alexander Rossi starts the race from seventh on the grid just ahead of Conor Daly in the No.20 U.S Air Force Chevrolet while Graham Rahal in the No.15 United Rentals Honda starts the race from ninth place on the grid just ahead of Simon Pagenaud and Ed Jones. Santino Ferrucci starts the race from 12th place.
It was another strong session for AJ Foyt Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais who starts the race from 13th in the No.14 ROKiT Chevrolet just ahead of Andretti Autosport’s James Hinchcliffe in the No.29 Genesys Honda.
Max Chilton starts the race from 15th for Carlin just ahead of Arrow McLaren SP’s Pato O’Ward and Ryan Hunter Reay while Jack Harvey starts the race from 18th place for Meyer Shank Racing just ahead of Takuma Sato and Team Penske’s Will Power and Scott McLaughlin.
Marcus Ericsson who took victory here on Saturday starts the race from 22nd on the grid so will have his work cut out for him this afternoon. AJ Foyt Racing’s Dalton Kellett and Jimmie Johnson in the No.48 Carvana Chip Ganassi Racing Honda round out the order.