Team Penske NTT INDYCAR SERIES Qualifying Report - Nashville

August 6, 2022

Track:  Streets of Nashville
Race:   Music City Grand Prix
Date:   August 6, 2022

No. 2 PPG Dallara/Chevrolet – Josef Newgarden

Second Practice
Position: 2nd
Position: 6th

No. 3 DEX Imaging Dallara/Chevrolet – Scott McLaughlin
Second Practice
Position: 1st
Position: 1st – 2nd career NTT INDYCAR SERIES pole; 61st pole with Team Penske to establish new all-time team record

No. 12 Verizon 5G Dallara/Chevrolet – Will Power

Second Practice
Position: 3rd
Position: 8th

Top Second Practice Time: 1:15.4609 seconds (No. 3 – McLaughlin)
Top Qualifying Time: 1:14.5555 seconds (No. 3 – McLaughlin)
Team Notes: Team Penske began Saturday with a sweep of the top-three positions in the late-morning practice session prior to qualifying for Sunday’s Music City Grand Prix. Scott McLaughlin and the No. 3 DEX Imaging Chevrolet team led the way with the fastest time of the session. After qualifying was delayed by lighting and thunderstorms in the Nashville area, McLaughlin built on his success from earlier in the day. The former Australian Supercars champion earned his second career NTT INDYCAR SERIES P1 Award and his 61st all-time pole with Team Penske to establish a new team record (previously held by Helio Castroneves). Josef Newgarden qualified sixth in his hometown driving the No. 2 PPG Chevy while Will Power earned an eighth-place starting position after he briefly went off course in the No. 12 Verizon 5G Chevrolet in second-round qualifying. The incident caused a stoppage in the session, which resulted in Power losing his fastest lap and the penalty prevented him from advancing to the Firestone Fast Six final qualifying round.
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Sunday, August 7, 3:00 p.m. ET: Music City Grand Prix