Mid-Ohio Saturday pole summary

Penske Takes Indy 500 and Mid-Ohio Poles The Penske Racing team is flying high this weekend, winning two poles at the Indianapolis 500 and the American Le Mans at Mid-Ohio. Sam Hornish Jr. posted a four-lap average of 228.985 mph early...

Penske Takes Indy 500 and Mid-Ohio Poles

The Penske Racing team is flying high this weekend, winning two poles at the Indianapolis 500 and the American Le Mans at Mid-Ohio.

Sam Hornish Jr. posted a four-lap average of 228.985 mph early in the qualifying session Saturday, his first pole for the Indianapolis 500 and a record 13th pole for Roger Penske's team. Hornish led seven of the eight practice sessions in the No. 6 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara-Honda.

Also on Saturday, Sascha Maassen went down in the record books as the second LMP2 driver to win an overall pole in the American Le Mans Series' history. Maassen broke the class track record at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with a lap of 1:12.815 for his second career LMP2 pole position. The Penske Porsches have dominated the weekend so far with the best time during each of the three sessions prior to qualifying. The American Le Mans at Mid-Ohio is set for noon today EDT, to be broadcast live on CBS Sports at 1:00 p.m.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Sascha Maassen , Roger Penske , Sam Hornish Jr.
Teams Team Penske , Team Penske