Simon Pagenaud Pole Winning Notes - Toronto

July 15, 2017

                  SIMON PAGENAUD

             NO. 1 DXC TECHNOLOGY


              STREETS OF TORONTO

                       JULY 15, 2017

              WINNING POLE NOTES

· Simon Pagenaud won the Verizon P1 Pole Award for Sunday's Honda Indy Toronto in Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying on Saturday.

· This is Pagenaud's first pole win of the 2017 season.

· It's his 10th career pole win and first since Sonoma in the 2016 season finale.

· Seven of his 10 career poles came a season ago during his championship season.

· It is also Pagenaud's first Toronto pole.

· Pagenaud ranks third in the championship standings – 31 points behind the leader.

· Pagenaud was nominated for a 2017 ESPY in the Best Driver category.

· This is the eighth pole for Team Penske in 2017 (Power – 4, Castroneves – 3, Pagenaud – 1).

· Team Penske has won 18 of 29 poles dating back to last year.

· This is the 253rd Verizon IndyCar Series pole win in the history of Team Penske and the 528th pole for the organization overall.