Team Penske’s Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet is hoping to turn his third NTT P1 Award of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season into his first trip to Victory Lane at the Mid-Ohio sportscar course later today. The Australian who set a fastest time of 01:051569s and speaking following the action he said:
I have such a fire burning in me when I do a lap like that. So happy to get the pole. So happy. It’s great for confidence for me and for my guys. I feel so bad for my guys. I’ve made some mistakes, so it was good to pay those guys back with some positive energy. And for our supporters as well for all the effort they put in.“It’s been a tough year. I had a lot of energy to get pole today. I really want to win a race now. The things that haven’t gone our way. It just starts to wear on you. For me, it just makes me faster and more aggressive that leads to mistakes.“That was just a really neat, hard lap to put in. Not a sector was wrong. I studied all the data I could all week long to understand how to do every sector as perfect as possible.
Good day and good qualifying result for us on the PPG Chevy team. To qualify first, third and fourth is about as good as you can do, so great job overall by Team Penske. You could see how our work from the test we had here made a difference. Chevy’s done a phenomenal job — the last three or four weeks we’ve just been on it. That gives us a lot of confidence on the PPG car that we can tap into that consistency and have a strong result tomorrow.
Awesome result for Team Penske to have three cars in the Fast Six and congratulations to Will for winning the pole. I really thought we would be able to get a front row starting spot with the Menards Chevy, but I think I affected the strategy a little too much and we didn’t have the right tires on the car at the end. Tomorrow, we’ll go racing hard. It’s going to be an exciting race with all the championship contenders starting at the front, so it should be a lot of fun to watch