Team Penske IndyCar Series Practice and Qualifying Report - Mid-Ohio

July 27, 2019

Track:                  Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Race:                   Honda Indy 200
Date:                   July 27, 2019
No. 2 PPG Dallara/Chevrolet – Josef Newgarden
Practice 3 Position:                                          7th
Time / Speed:                                 1:06.0131 / 123.139 mph
Qualifying Position:                                           3rd
Time / Speed:                                 1:05.7885 / 123.560 mph
No. 12 Verizon Dallara/Chevrolet – Will Power
Practice 3 Position:                                          10th
Time / Speed:                                 1:06.0905 / 122.995 mph     
Qualifying Position:                                           1st
Time / Speed:                                 1:05.1569 / 124.757 mph
No. 22 Menards Dallara/Chevrolet – Simon Pagenaud
Practice 3 Position:                                          13th
Time / Speed:                                 1:06.4791 / 122.276 mph     
Qualifying Position:                                           4th
Time / Speed:                                 1:05.8958 / 123.358 mph
Fastest Time:
Practice 3 – 1:05.7048 (No. 88 – Colton Herta)
Qualifying – 1:05.1569 (No. 12 – Will Power)

  • Team Penske captured its third consecutive IndyCar Series pole position on Saturday as Will Power and the No. 12 Verizon Dallara/Chevrolet team led qualifying at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in advance of Sunday's race. Power secured his fourth career pole at Mid-Ohio and his third pole of the 2019 season as he posted a fast lap of 1:05.1569 as the checkered flag waved to end the Firestone Fast Six qualifying session. The effort marked the 57th pole position of Power's career and the 270th IndyCar pole for Team Penske. He now moves into a tie with Mark Donohue for third on the Team Penske all-time poles list with 51 poles. Power, who has finished second at Mid-Ohio four times in his career, will be looking for his first victory of the season in Sunday's race. Series leader Josef Newgarden posted the third-fastest lap in the No. 2 PPG Dallara/Chevrolet while Simon Pagenaud and the No. 22 Menards Dallara/Chevrolet qualified fourth for Team Penske as all three Penske cars earned starting positions inside the top four. Team Penske has won two out of the last three races at Mid-Ohio and the team will be seeking its third consecutive series victory this season when the cars take the green flag in the Honda Indy 300 Sunday afternoon.

The final warm up practice session of the weekend will begin at 12:00 p.m. ET Sunday and will be broadcast on NBC Sports Gold. Live coverage of Sunday's Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio begins tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. ET on NBC and the NBC Sports app. The race can also be heard on the INDYCAR Radio Network and on Sirius XM Channel 209.