IndyCar Series Qualifying Report - Indianapolis 500

May 18, 2019

Track:                  Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Race:                   Indianapolis 500
Date:                   May 18, 2019
No. 2 Shell V-Power Dallara/Chevrolet – Josef Newgarden
Position:                       4th
Total Time / Avg. Speed:        2:36.6924 seconds / 229.749 mph
No. 3 Pennzoil Dallara/Chevrolet – Helio Castroneves
Position:                       12th
Total Time / Avg. Speed:        2:37.5337 seconds / 228.523 mph
No. 12 Verizon 5G Dallara/Chevrolet – Will Power
Position:                       2nd
Total Time / Avg. Speed:        2:36.4666 seconds / 230.081 mph     
No. 22 Menards Dallara/Chevrolet – Simon Pagenaud
Position:                       3rd
Total Time / Avg. Speed:        2:36.6210 seconds / 229.854 mph     
Fastest Avg. Speed:
Qualifying – 230.083 mph (No. 21 – Spencer Pigot)
All four Team Penske drivers qualified solidly into the 33-car field for next Sunday's 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500, with Will Power, Simon Pagenaud and Josef Newgarden making the Firestone Fast Nine to have an opportunity to secure the pole position tomorrow afternoon. Power and Pagenaud used early qualifying draws to their advantage as they finished the first day with the second and third-fastest laps, respectively. Power came agonizingly close to the top spot, finishing .002 mph behind Spencer Pigot. IndyCar Series points leader Josef Newgarden also finished the session with a top-five run, posting the fourth-fastest lap. Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves made two runs on the day and will start the race from the outside of the fourth row in the 12th position as only the first three and final rows will be set tomorrow.
The second day of qualifications for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 will air live on NBC on Sunday, May 19 at 12:00 p.m. ET with last row qualifying followed by the Firestone Fast Nine. Qualifying can also be heard on IMS Radio affiliates and streamed on the NBC Gold app.