Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Business Team Penske Chevrolet starts Saturday’s Sonsio Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the IMS road course on Saturday from third place with a time of 01:09.1636s. The Australian is currently in second place in the Drivers standings and speaking after setting a time of 01:09.1636s Power said:

“It was good. It was very good on new tires. We just didn’t have quite have it there at the end on used. Tires didn’t quite come in. We’re there. We’re tickling it. Once again, right at the front, though. That’s a good starting spot. The track temp definitely changed the air, and it’s kind of… I think that’s what cooled those tires. We didn’t get a temp we needed, but it was a fun session. Good stuff in this qualifying.”

“We were super quick through all the rounds. Those tires, they just never came in. The first run that we were on, maybe I should have run a bit harder on my first lap. I looked after them, but they just never came up. Was sliding around a little bit. P3 is pretty good. Top-six in this series is very, very good. We’ll see if we can get that Verizon Chevy car in Victory Lane. We’re knocking on the door. I love being up there, love battling for pole. You don’t win a race crashing. If you play it smart, like I race every time, I’m going to try and it together properly. I’m going to do everything to the best of my ability and hopefully, that brings a win.”

Scott McLaughlin in the No.3 Sonsio Team Penske Chevrolet starts the Sonsio Grand Prix from 13th place, speaking following qualifying, the New Zealander and winner last time out at Barber Motorsports Park said:

“I thought my laps were pretty decent. The Sonsio Chevy felt good, it just wasn’t good enough. It is what it is. It’s INDYCAR, so close. You’ve just got to deal with it. We’ve got two new sets for the race tomorrow and we’ll try to make some hay from there.”

Josef Newgarden starts the race from fourth place just ahead of Pato O’Ward and speaking following the action the Tennessee native commented saying:

Yeah, it was great. I really thought — no discredit to Christian (Lundgaard), I thought Will (Power) was going to have the pole today.

He was looking really good. I think he’s been sort of the benchmark this weekend. Watching him, he’s been just on it. Looked really good in practice 2.

I think for us, we’ve struggled from the first outing. Actually one of my best runs — best laps was my third lap out, and then we just went backwards from there, and then we clawed our way back into qualifying. I felt like we had a really good car. Team did a great job.

So pretty happy to be in the Fast Six. Happy to start in that second row. I think we have something to fight with, which is great for the whole team. We’ve got a couple cars up there.



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