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DETROIT (June 3, 2016) – For the third time this season, and the fifth time in his career, Simon Pagenaud will lead the Verizon IndyCar Series field to the green flag. Pagenaud captured the Verizon P1 award for Race One of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans.
With a lap of one minute, 14.9166 seconds/112.926, the driver of the No. 22 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Team Penske Chevrolet bested his teammate, Helio Castroneves, No. 3 Hitachi Chevrolet, by just slightly over one hundredth of a second to claim the number one starting position.
Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, turned in the third quickest time in Firestone Fast Six qualifying session for Saturday’s 70-lap/164.5-miles on the 2.35-mile/14-turn temporary street course just east of Chevrolet’s world headquarters in downtown Detroit.
Scott Dixon, No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, gave Chevrolet four of the Fast Six qualifiers turning in the sixth quickest lap.
James Hinchcliffe and Carlos Munoz (Honda) completed the top six qualifiers.