Verizon IndyCar Series points leader Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 Hewlett Packard Enterprises Chevrolet took his second Verizon P1 Award of the Dual in Detroit weekend on Sunday morning in a session that was brought forward by 15 minutes due to poor weather.
The Frenchman set a fastest time of 01:14.0379s and will start the race ahead of Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda with a fastest time of 01:14.5621s while Helio Castroneves in the No.3 Hitachi Chevrolet rounded out the top three with a time of 01:14.1904s.
Reigning series champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 Target Chevrolet recovered from his retirement from race 1 on Saturday and will start race 2 from 4th place while Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Mikhail Aleshin will start the race from 5th place following a great session for the Russian in the No.7 SMP Racing DOOM Honda.
Tony Kanaan in the No.10 NTT DATA Chevrolet will start the race from 6th place setting a time of 01:14.8163s with Graham Rahal in the No.15 United Rentals Honda starting the race from seventh place.
Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet will start the race from eighth place setting a time of 01:14.8392s.
Jack Hawksworth had a great session in the No.41 ABC Supply Co AJ Foyt Racing Enterprises Honda and will start the race from ninth place with a qualifying time of 01:14.9349s. Juan Pablo Montoya rounded out the top ten with a qualifying time of 01:14.8486s in the No.2 Verizon Chevrolet.
Charlie Kimballl in the No.83 Tresiba® Chevrolet will start the race from 11th place with a time of 01:15.1345s.
Race 1 winner Sebastien Bourdais in the No.11 Team Hydroxycut Chevrolet will start today’s second race from 12th place after setting a time of 01:15.1690s starting the race just ahead of Andretti Autosport’s Carlos Munoz.
James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda will start the race from 14th place after setting a qualifying time of 01:15.5692s and starts the race ahead of Dale Coyne Racing’s Gabby Chaves in the No.19 Boy Scouts of America Honda who set a time of 01:15.2840s. AJ Foyt Racing’s Takuma Sato starts the race from 16th place with a qualifying time of 01:15.5987s.
Josef Newgarden in the No.21 Fuzzy’s Vodka/Preferred Freezer Chevrolet starts the race from 17th place setting a qualifying time of 01:15.4653s starting the race just ahead of Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi who was penalized for the violation and had his best time deleted for a pit violation.
Max Chilton in the No.8 Gallagher Chevrolet set a time of 01:15.4678s and will start the race from 19th place just ahead of Ed Carpenter Racing’s Spencer Pigot in the No.20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet.
Conor Daly in the No.18 Jonathan Bryd’s Hospitality Honda will have his work cut out for him if he wants to repeat his podium finish from Saturday as he will start the race from 21st place after setting a qualifying time of 01:15.4766s. Marco Andretti in the No.27 United Fiber & Data /Snapple Honda rounds out the grid in 22nd place having been penalized for track violation and as a result his best time was deleted. Andretti’s qualifying time was a 01:16.4531s.