Team Penske will have three cars battling it out in the Firestone Fast nine for the pole position for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Josef Newgarden in the No.2 Shell V Power Nitro+ Chevrolet commented saying:
Our run was solid. The Shell V-Power car has been great the whole week. Chevy has done a phenomenal job for us as you can see, they have a lot of fast race cars here. Of course, I would have liked to have gone earlier. I think all of us would like to go out first or up front, but you have to work with what you’ve got. We had a fast run. Hopefully, it doesn’t rain tomorrow and we can have a Fast Nine Shootout.”
Defending 500 winner Will Power in the No.12 Verizon 5G commented saying:
“It was a good solid run. Obviously, it was just a little bit short there, especially if this is the only run we get. It would have been nice to get the P1 spot, but it’s great to have a fast Verizon 5G Chevrolet. We have a shot at the pole if it’s not rained out tomorrow. Pretty good and pretty consistent. That’s all you can ask for.”
Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 Menards Chevrolet also made it into the Fast Nine saying:
Honestly, that was a perfect run. The car was really phenomenal, as it has been all week. The conditions changed a little bit, but we extracted what we needed to out of the car. The wind was shifting quite a bit and it was tricky at times. Maybe we could have trimmed a little bit more. But overall, it’s great to have the Menards Chevrolet in the top three. I think we have a shot at the pole tomorrow.”
Helio Castroneves in the No.3 Pennzoil Chevrolet starts the race from 12th place with a speed of 228.523MPH.
Speaking following the session the Brazilian said: