CHEVROLET PRESS RELEASE
DETROIT (June 5, 2016) – For the second time this weekend, Simon Pagenaud will lead the Verizon IndyCar Series field to the green flag after turning in the fastest lap of Sunday morning’s qualifying session for the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit on the Belle Isle course in Detroit. Pagenaud, driver of the No. 22 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Team Penske Chevrolet, got around the 2.35-mile, 14-turn course in 1:14.0379. mph. to win the Verizon P1 award.
“The HP Chevrolet is beautiful,” said Pagenaud following the sixth pole of his career, and series-leading fourth of the season. “A bit of rain really helped us to stay fastest in the group. I’m really, really proud of the guys on my team. We will see what can do for today. We will adjust the car for the race conditions. We don’t know what the weather is going to do yet; we will just have to watch the radar. Quite frankly, we’ll just try to do what we did yesterday and put our car in the right place at the right time.”
Pagenaud also leads the series with three wins through the first seven races.
It is the seventh pole in seven race for the 2.2-liter, turbo-charged Chevrolet V6 engine and the Chevy Aero Kit.
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