Verizon IndyCar Series Qualifying Report

August 20, 2017

Track:                       Pocono Raceway
Race:                       ABC Supply 500
Date:                        August 19, 2017

No. 1 DXC Technology Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet – Simon Pagenaud

Position:                   2nd
2-Lap Time:              1:22.0437
Speed:                     219.395 mph                         

No. 2 Fitzgerald Glider Kits Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet – Josef Newgarden

Position:                   14th
2-Lap Time:              1:22.8957
Speed:                     217.235 mph

No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet – Helio Castroneves

Position:                   20th
2-Lap Time:              No Time

No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet – Will Power

Position:                   5th
Time:                       1:22:3092
Speed:                     218.688 mph

Fast Time:                1:21.9526 (No. 26 – Takuma Sato)

Recap: Simon Pagenaud nearly picked up his second Verizon P1 Award of the season, but came up just a bit short in Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying on Saturday at Pocono Raceway for the ABC Supply 500. The defending series champ will start his No. 1 DXC Technology Chevrolet outside of Takuma Sato on Row 1 for Sunday's 200-lap race. Will Power will get underway from the fifth position in the No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet, and points leader Josef Newgarden in the No. 2 Fitzgerald Glider Kits Chevrolet will line up in the 14th starting spot. Helio Castroneves made contact with the outside retaining wall in Turn 1 during his qualifying run and will be relegated to a start from the 20th spot. Castroneves was cleared to resume racing activities by the INDYCAR medical staff shortly after the incident.

Notes: Final practice for the ABC Supply 500 is scheduled for a 5 p.m. ET start and will be streamed on Television coverage of Sunday’s race begins at 2 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network with additional coverage by the INDYCAR Radio Network and on