Team Penske’s Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet says he hopes that the outfit can execute well as they start upfront for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway. Power starts from the front row alongside his team mate and polesitter Simon Pagenaud.
Josef Newgarden starts the race from third place. Power believes that the team shouldn’t have any problems going into turn one as he aims for his first race win of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series. Speaking about the race following qualifying the Australian said:
“Is it any surprise that I’m second? Is it any surprise (laughter)? It isn’t for me. That’s just this year. No, (the run) was actually pretty good. The car was good. All three (Penske) cars were good.
NTT P1 winner Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 Menards Chevrolet commented by saying:
We do superspeedways, one-and-a-half-mile speedways, short ovals, street courses, road courses. “To win a championship here, you need to be really complete. It takes a lifetime to be a complete driver, let me tell you.
“But that’s what I enjoy about INDYCAR – the diversity in skills, in tracks. I think for the fans, they get everything they want to see throughout the season.
The Indianapolis 500 winner who won last time out in Toronto went on to say:
You make one mistake (and) you can find yourself a lap behind (the leader). “It’s important to stay on top of your game the whole time. It’s also important not to freak out. When the (car’s) balance goes away, sometimes you tend to get stressed out and gain a sense of urgency. That’s when you make more mistakes.
“Very important to keep your emotions in check, but also you have to be aggressive. You can’t go through traffic without being aggressive. It’s a very fine line. It’s very difficult to find that (proper) rhythm.
Series points leader Josef Newgarden commented saying:
Yeah, just not enough today, so we will go tomorrow. I think it will be fine, it just wasn’t enough there. The Hitachi car, it feels good. Chevy, I think, has done a great job for us, so now we will work on the race.”