Verizon IndyCar Series Qualifying Report

July 30, 2016

Track:  Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course   
Race:   The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio
Date:    July 30, 2016

No. 2 Hawk Performance Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet – Juan Pablo Montoya

Position:        8th
Time:              1:04.5141
Speed:            126.000 mph

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

Position:        7th
Time:              1:04.4300
Speed:            126.165 mph

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

Position:        2nd
Time:              1:03.9381
Speed:            127.135 mph

No. 22 PPG Automotive Refinish Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet – Simon Pagenaud

Position:        1st   (8th IndyCar Series career pole & 6th of 2016 season)
Time:              1:03.8700  
Speed:            127.271 mph

Fast Time:     1:03.8700 (No. 22 – Pagenaud)

Recap: Simon Pagenaud and his No. 22 PPG Automotive Refinish Chevrolet team scored their sixth Verizon P1 Pole Award of the season with a track-record lap on Saturday in qualifying for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. It's his first pole win at Mid-Ohio and the eighth of his Verizon IndyCar Series career. Team Penske teammate Will Power held the track record briefly before Pagenaud posted a time of 1 minute, 3.8700 seconds for an average speed of 127.271 mph on the 2.258-mile road course. Power behind the wheel of the No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet timed in at 1 minute, 3.9381 seconds for an average speed of 127.135 mph. Helio Castroneves qualified his Hitachi Chevrolet in the seventh position with Juan Pablo Montoya and the Hawk Performance Chevrolet just behind in the eighth spot. It's Team Penske's 10th pole win of the season, 244th all-time in IndyCar and 501st overall in its 50th season of competition.

Coverage: The Honda Indy 200 will be telecast on CNBC with coverage starting at 2 p.m. ET. Radio coverage can be found on the IndyCar Radio Network and on Sirius 212 and XM 209.