Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Business Team Penske Chevrolet was the fastest driver on the opening day of Indianapolis 500 qualifying on Saturday. The Australian set a four lap average of 233.758MPH and speaking following the action he said:

“It was a good, smooth run. “We got an early draw, which helps. We would have liked to have run in the heat, but (team owner) Roger (Penske) didn’t want us to go out. I think (Alexander) Rossi is the one who could break up the all-Penske front row, but I think one of us (Team Penske) will get the pole. We put a lot of work in. All the cars are about the same speed.”

Scott McLaughlin in the No.3 Pennzoil Chevrolet was second fastest with a four lap average of 233.332MPH.

Josef Newgarden, the defending Indianapolis 500 winner was third with a speed of 233.293MPH.

If Team Penske manage to secure a front row lock out later today, it will only be the second time in the team’s history that they would have achieved this feat.

The last time the team did this was in 1988 with pole sitter Rick Mears, No. 2 qualifier Danny Sullivan and No. 3 qualifier Al Unser that year, Mears went on to win his third of four Indianapolis 500 titles.

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