Team Penske Verizon IndyCar Series Qualifying Report - Phoenix

April 6, 2018

Track:                  ISM Raceway
Race:                   Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix
Date:                   April 6, 2018

No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet – Josef Newgarden

Position:            7th   
Time:                  39.7152
Speed:                185.279 mph

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

Position:           3rd
Time:                 39.3808
Speed:               186.852 mph

No. 22 Menards Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet – Simon Pagenaud

Position:            2nd
Time:                  39.1096  
Speed:                188.148 mph

Fastest Time:    39.0285 (No. 18 Sebastien Bourdais)

Notes: Simon Pagenaud led the charge to the front for Team Penske’s three-car team in qualifying for Saturday night’s Verizon IndyCar Series Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix at ISM Raceway. Pagenaud won last year’s event at the Avondale, Ariz. track and has an average finish of 1.5 in two career starts at the one-mile oval. After being the 11th car to qualify, Pagenaud maintained the top spot for most of the session until Sebastien Bourdais took it over as he completed his final lap. Will Power was the second of the team’s Chevrolets to qualify and quickly jumped to second on the charts but ultimately settled into a third place starting spot. Defending series champion, Josef Newgarden was the final Team Penske Chevrolet to take to the track. After the field completed their qualifying laps, Newgarden found himself in the seventh position for tomorrow night’s race.

Coverage: Live coverage of the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix will air live on NBCSN on Saturday, April 7 at 9:40 p.m. ET.