Team Penske IndyCar Series Practice/Qualifying Report

September 21, 2019

Track:                  WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Race:                   Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey
Date:                   September 21, 2019

No. 2 Hitachi Dallara/Chevrolet – Josef Newgarden

Practice 3
Position:                            2nd
Time / Speed:                   1:10.5888 / 114.137 mph

Position:                            4th
Time / Speed:                   1:10.6719 / 114.003 mph

No. 12 Verizon Dallara/Chevrolet – Will Power

Practice 3
Position:                            3rd
Time / Speed:                   1:10.5930 / 114.130 mph

Position:                            7th
Time / Speed:                   1:10.6086 / 114.105 mph

No. 22 DXC Technology Dallara/Chevrolet – Simon Pagenaud

Practice 3
Position:                            4th
Time / Speed:                   1:10.6122 / 114.099 mph

Position:                            6th
Time / Speed:                   1:10.8616 / 113.698 mph 

Fastest Times:

Practice 3 – 1:10.4065 (No. 10 – Felix Rosenqvist)
Qualifying – 1:10.1405 (No. 88 – Colton Herta)


Championship title contenders Josef Newgarden and Simon Pagenaud both qualified in the Firestone Fast Six on Saturday afternoon at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and will start up front as they each race for their second IndyCar Series Championship.  Newgarden, driving the No. 2 Hitachi Dallara/Chevrolet, will start fourth on Sunday, with Pagenaud, driving the No. 22 DXC Technology Dallara/Chevrolet, qualifying sixth.  Despite not being in the Championship hunt, Will Power and the No. 12 Verizon Dallara/Chevrolet was fast all afternoon long as well, but just missed out on making it into the top-six in qualifying.  He will start Sunday’s season-finale in the seventh position.    


Sunday’s season-finale for the 2019 IndyCar Series will take to the air on NBC at 12pm PT.