Team Penske Verizon IndyCar Series Qualifying Report - Barber

April 21, 2018

Track:                  Barber Motorsports Park
Race:                   Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
Date:                   April 21, 2018

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

Position:            1st
Time:                  1:07.4413
Speed:                122.773 mph

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

Position:            2nd
Time:                  1:07.4541           
Speed:                122.750 mph

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

Position:            9th
Time:                  1:07.8409
Speed:                122.050 mph

Fastest Time:    1:07.4413 (No. 1 Josef Newgarden)


Josef Newgarden and the No. 1 Hitachi Chevrolet just narrowly beat teammate Will Power and the No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet for the Verizon P1 Pole Award at Barber Motorsports Park for tomorrow’s race. The two will start on the front row after running impressive laps during the Saturday afternoon group qualifying session at the Leeds, Ala. road course. Simon Pagenaud and the No. 22 Menards Chevrolet found great speed in Round 1 of qualifying but did not find enough to advance beyond Round 2. He will start from the ninth position tomorrow.


Sunday’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at Barber Motorsports Park will air on NBC Sports Network at 3 p.m. ET.