Firestone Fast Six Tag

By INDYCAR ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Josef Newgarden’s cagey tire strategy paid off Saturday with the NTT P1 Award for the REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR at Road America. Two-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Newgarden was the only driver in the Firestone Fast Six who elected to use new Firestone primary “black” tires for the entire final round of qualifying instead of used primary tires or the grippier, but less durable Firestone alternate “red” tires. That paid off with a best lap of 1 minute, 46.0186 seconds in theRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – Talk about making an entrance. Former Formula One driver Romain Grosjean won the NTT P1 Award for the GMR Grand Prix on Friday afternoon on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, making ripples across the motorsports world by earning his first career NTT INDYCAR SERIES pole in just his third start. Rookie Grosjean turned a top lap of 1 minute, 9.4396 seconds in the No. 51 NURTEC ODT Honda during the Firestone Fast Six final round of qualifying. This was Grosjean’s first open-wheel pole since he claimedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Josef Newgarden missed out on capturing the NTT P1 Pole Award during Friday qualifying at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course. That’s because Romain Grosjean was able to set a time of 69.4396 seconds, just 0.1269 seconds quicker than the two-time series champion. During the closing minutes of the Firestone Fast Six, Newgarden fought hard to knock the Frenchman down. However, they didn’t quite have enough mustard to set one last flyer that would’ve marked his first pole of 2021. Instead, he’ll start alongside GrosjeanRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Qualifying is crucial for an IndyCar driver’s chances of delivering an outstanding result. More so in the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg as indicated by outside pole sitter Jack Harvey. Clocking in at 01:00.5709, Harvey wasn’t able to capture that elusive NTT P1 Pole Award during Saturday’s qualifying. Instead, it was his pseudo-teammate Colton Herta (01:00.3210) who went 0.2499 seconds quicker in the Firestone Fast Six. Nonetheless, Harvey was thrilled about starting on the front row for the third time of his career. “IRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS (July 3, 2020) – Whether considering raw speed or history, it will take quite an effort to beat Will Power on Saturday in the GMR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. QUALIFYING RESULTS: 2020 GMR Grand Prix Power earned the NTT P1 Award for winning the pole for the second NTT INDYCAR SERIES race of the 2020 season, setting the pace at 1 minute, 10.1779 seconds, 125.116 mph in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet on his final lap in the Firestone Fast Six. QualifyingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A dramatic qualifying frenzy unfolded at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course Friday afternoon with two promising drivers catching people’s undivided attention while two former champions have their work cut out for tomorrow’s GMR Grand Prix. Those who stood out were outside pole sitter Jack Harvey and fifth-place starter Oliver Askew, both at one point looked poised of stunning the NTT IndyCar Series paddock by getting their maiden NTT P1 Pole Award. Those visions were halted by none other than the sport’s pole master Will Power,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer MONTEREY, California – Four of the best NTT IndyCar Series drivers this season will have excellent starting positions for Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca as they’ll start in the top-six. Defending series champion Scott Dixon leads the group as he’ll start alongside pole sitter Colton Herta. Considered the long shot out of the group, Dixon trails points leader Josef Newgarden by 85 points. After qualifying, Dixon felt his No. 9 PNC Bank Honda has gradually improved. Notably, finding a wayRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer MONTEREY, California – The 19-year-old Californian sensation Colton Herta has had a life changing Saturday at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Not only he’ll be joining forces with Andretti Autosport next season under the name Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Autosport, he scored his second consecutive NTT P1 Pole Award with a time of 1:10.1405 (114.867 mph). His pole at the 2.238-mile circuit adds another commonality with his father, Bryan Herta, as he won three straight poles from 1997-99. Now heading into Sunday’s 90-lap main event, he’ll be lookingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer PORTLAND, Ore. – Locking up the brakes heading into the Shelton Chicane during Saturday’s Firestone Fast Six cost Will Power a shot for his second straight Grand Prix of Portland pole. Instead, he’ll start as the outside pole sitter for Sunday’s 105-lap race as the trailblazing rookie Colton Herta scored his second NTT IndyCar Series pole of 2019, beating Power by 0.0192 seconds. “Not good. I flat spotted a tire and had a flat spot the next lap. It’s disappointing,” a dejected Power commented on hisRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer LONG BEACH, California –  Team Penske’s trio of Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud and Will Power got redemption by making it back into the Fast Six during Saturday’s qualifying session to determine the starting lineup for Sunday’s 45th Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. The positive outing comes following a catastrophic qualifying performance at the last round in Barber Motorsports Park, where none of them managed to make it into the final round. Power set a time of 1:06.8748, which was 0.3937 seconds slower than pole sitterRead More