Simon Pagenaud wins pole for Grand Prix of Indianapolis
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INDIANAPOLIS (May 13, 2016) – Simon Pagenaud-the most recent Verizon IndyCar Series race winner with victories on the Streets of Long Beach and Barber Motorsports Park-won the Verizon P1 Award for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. With a lap of 1 minute, 08.6868 seconds/127.832 mph, Pagenaud, piloting the No. 22 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet, captured his second pole of the 2016 season, and the fourth of his career.
Pagenaud’s pole-winning effort was also the fifth pole of the season for Chevrolet, and the fifth pole for Team Penske.
Charlie Kimball, No. 83 Tresiba Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, will start on the front row with Pagenaud. The second quick effort is a career-best qualifying effort for Kimball.
Josef Newgarden qualified the No. 21 Preferred Freezer Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet in the fifth position to give Chevrolet three of the top-five qualifiers.
Graham Rahal (Honda) and James Hinchcliffe (Honda) completed the Firestone Fast Six field.
Tony Kanaan put the No. 10 NTT Data Chevrolet in the seventh starting position with Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, posted the eighth fastest time.
Defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon, No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet turned the ninth quickest time and Sebastien Bourdais, No. 11 Team Europa KVSH Racing Chevrolet, qualified 10th to give Team Chevy drivers seven of the top-10 starting spots for Saturday’s 82-lap/200-mile race around the 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course.
The Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis is set to start at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday, with live television coverage on ABC. Live radio coverage will be on the INDYCAR Radio Network, XM Radio Channel 209, and Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 212. In addition, Verizon IndyCar Series live timing and scoring with the radio broadcast can be found at indycar.com
and INDYCAR App on your mobile device.