Josef Newgarden to start third in MAVTV 500
Mikhail Aleshin: "The conditions were incredibly hot during qualifying today..."
The fight for the IndyCar championship is certainly on.
Josef Newgarden: "Well, I think honestly the rain helped a little bit, just spread everyone out because it's so tight."
Honda first, Castroneves' Chevrolet is second
Newgarden’s time of 217.835 mph will see him start from second on the grid.
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports removed downforce before making qualifying attempts.
Two-lap average speed of 218.896 mph on the 1.455-mile, high-banked oval
Will Power has secured pole position for the Verizon IndyCar Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Qualifying Sunday for the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 2.35-mile The Raceway at Belle Isle Park.
Takuma Sato claims his second pole of the 2014 season.
"The car is spectacular – even brushing the wall a little bit, Montoya style, it was great, man."
There is nothing quite like the month of May.
California native disappointed in Sunday run, but set for May 25
Verizon IndyCar Series’ only team owner/driver starts P1 May 25
Carlos Huertas qualified 33rd, Pippa Mann 22nd, and Justin Wilson is 19th.
Josef Newgarden: "We had a great day today,"
Ed Carpenter is the 11th driver to earn back-to-back poles for the Indianapolis 500.
Pole day is complete and the 33 car field for the 204 Indianapolis 500 is set.
Bourdais, 35, the only driver to win four consecutive U.S. open-wheel championships (2004-2007), will make just his fourth Indy 500 start next Sunday.
Ed Carpenter knocked James Hinchcliffe off the top spot and put his car on pole for the second year in succession at Indianapolis.
Wilson now looks forward to a busy week of practice and promoting the 500-mile spectacle ahead of the green flag Sunday May 25th at 12:12 PM (ET).