Qualifying Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The race that literally got its race confirmed a week ago came and went with some captivating takeaways. This weekend’s Honda Indy 200 doubleheader at Mid-Ohio saw guys getting their grips together that brought much needed positives to this rather topsy turvy NTT IndyCar Series season. You saw Team Penske’s Will Power and Andretti Autosport’s Colton Herta setting the tone without any mistakes getting in the way. The latter team in particular, it was easily their best weekend they’ve had in a real long time andRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A feelgood moment for both Conor Daly and Carlin as they’ll lead the field to the green flag for the first time ever in the NTT IndyCar Series after setting a blistering opening lap speed of 175.188 mph, beating outside pole sitter Josef Newgarden’s speed of 175.107 mph. Several tried, but nobody could dethrone Daly and as soon the last driver to qualify (Scott Dixon) couldn’t pull it off, nervousness quickly turned into jubilation as the NTT P1 Pole Award for tonight’s Iowa INDYCAR 250 atRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The front row for Sunday’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America saw a flashback to 2018 as Pato O’Ward and Colton Herta, the top-two points finishers in Indy Lights that year, will lead the field to the green flag for the second 55-lap race. O’Ward one upped his former Indy Lights teammate and rival with a time of 1:44.8971 (137.758 mph), just 0.2790 seconds quicker than Herta’s time to capture his maiden NTT P1 Pole Award and the first under the Arrow McLaren SP banner.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Reigning NTT IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden (1:45.5191) captured the pole for Saturday’s REV Group Grand Prix Race at Road America, becoming the first man to win two NTT P1 Pole Awards this season. Newgarden credits the pole to not just his No. 1 Team Penske crew for the amazing turnaround, but also his good luck charm that is known as the PPG livery. “I’m lucky today because I’m driving the PPG car. Every time we run this car, we seem to have luck. Whether it’sRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Colton Herta has started off his sophomore season in the NTT IndyCar Series rather quiet, but currently sits fourth in the championship trail following a seventh at the season opener at Texas and a fourth at the Indianapolis road course last Saturday. The 20-year-old will now be heading back to the site of his first career pole at Road America to kickoff what Marcus Ericsson describes it as the “doubleheader-doubleheader” with this weekend’s REV Group Grand Prix and next weekend’s Iowa INDYCAR 225s at Iowa SpeedwayRead 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 The bid of defending the No. 1 plate starts off right for Josef Newgarden, who set a two-lap average of 215.740 mph to claim pole position for tonight’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. As the last guy out for qualifying, Newgarden felt like his XPEL Chevrolet had the pace to be fastest as he took down five-time series NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon, whose average speed was 215.638 mph. There was a bit of hesitation from Newgarden if he can fully execute the poleRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The Bowtie Brigade showed up during Sunday’s Busch Pole Qualifying for tonight’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway as they occupy the first three rows with Kurt Busch being the top Chevrolet driver. Busch earned his 28th NASCAR Cup Series pole after clocking in at 29.790 seconds (181.269 mph) to dethrone eight-time Charlotte winner Jimmie Johnson off the top spot. Not only it’s the 2004 Cup Series champion’s first pole with Chip Ganassi Racing, it’s also his first since the 2018 fall race at Talladega. FollowingRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service AVONDALE, Ariz. – Kevin Harvick showed the way, and Chase Elliott proved the model student in Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series time trials at Phoenix Raceway. After Harvick tested the traction compound at the top of the one-mile track and made it work—running a qualifying lap in 26.110 seconds (137.878 mph)—Elliott followed with a pole-winning effort of 26.065 seconds (138.116 mph). “Kevin kind of made the top work, and I think after everyone saw that, they moved up,” said Elliott, who earned his first BuschRead More