Simon Pagenaud Pole Winning Notes - Detroit

June 3, 2016

                                                SIMON PAGENAUD

                          NO. 22 HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE
                            TEAM PENSKE DALLARA/CHEVROLET


                                       RACEWAY AT BELLE ISLE

                                                    JUNE 3, 2016

                                          WINNING POLE NOTES


  • · This is Simon Pagenaud's third Verizon P1 Pole Award of the season and first on the street course at the Raceway at Belle Isle. His previous two of the year came at Barber Motorsports Park and the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
  • · Fourth pole of his Team Penske career having won his first a season ago at Fontana.
  • · Fifth pole of his Verizon IndyCar Series career.
  • · Team Penske has won six of seven pole awards this season and 19 of the last 23 dating back to last season.
  • · This is the 240th Verizon IndyCar Series pole win in the 50-year history of Team Penske and the 495th pole in overall team history.

·       Team Penske swept qualifying in both the Verizon IndyCar Series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Friday afternoon.  In addition to Pagenaud, Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya qualifying 1-2-3 for Saturday's race in Detroit, Team Penske teammates Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano notched the top-two spots at Pocono Raceway. Keselowski's effort gives Team Penske 496 poles as the team celebrates its 50th season.