Josef Newgarden in the No.21 Preferred Freezer/Fuzzy’s Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet set blistering pace in the final warm up session ahead of today’s race 1 at the Belle Isle Detroit Grand Prix.

Newgarden’s time of 01:14.6484s was fastest than Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud’s P1 Award lap from Friday of 01:14.9166.

Newgarden who finished the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on the podium in third place having started on the front row in second place endured a tough qualifying session for the Chevrolet Dual In Detroit Race One on Saturday as the American who has a new team mate, Spencer Pigot this weekend will start the 70 lap race from 14th place on the grid.

However his pace this morning should give Ed Carpenter Racing confidence that they will have a strong result in the race on Saturday.

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