RACING

Power and Newgarden on the front row for both races

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Each car completed a two-lap race in qualifying for the double-header with the first flyer determining the grid order for Saturday’s first race and the second lap for Sunday’s round.

Power was the only driver to break the 178mph barrier and he did it twice, to come close to a pole position of Mario Andretti’s all-time Indycar pole record.

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Although track temperatures were rising, suggesting lap times could slow towards the end of the one-by-one qualifying session, Newgarden – who led over 1,100 laps on the 0.894-mile oval – was able to eclipse the benchmark set by Ed Carpenter Racing’s Conor Daly, despite four cars at the end.

However, two cars later it was Power’s turn and by taking his new wide line into the corners he was able to produce lap speeds comfortably clear of the opposition.

Colton Herta had the craziest change of fortune between races, claiming just 17e fastest for the opener, but third for the second race.

Daly held on to take third place for the first race and then fourth for Sunday’s contest.

The Dale Coyne Racing duo of Takuma Sato and David Malukas – the first to finish in the top 10 each time – were also impressive, while Jack Harvey’s Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing machine also found a new corner of speed and will start seventh. for both races.

Race 1 grid:

P Driver Auto The rapidity
1. Will Team Penske-Chevrolet 178.199mph
2 Joseph Newgarden Team Penske-Chevrolet 177.782mph
3 Conor Daly Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet 177.409mph
4 Pato O’Ward Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet 187.353mph
5 Scott McLaughlin Team Penske-Chevrolet 187.253mph
6 David Malukas Dale Coyne Racing with RWR-Honda 176.932mph
seven Jack Harvey Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda 176.673mph
8 Rinus VeeKay Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet 176.626mph
9 Takuma Sato Dale Coyne Racing with RWR-Honda 176.564mph
ten Romain Grosjean Andretti Autosport-Honda 176.469mph
11 Felix Roseqnvist Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet 176.259mph
12 Marcus Ericsson Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda 175.844mph
13 Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda 175.670mph
14 Alex Palou Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda 175.230mph
15 jimmy johnson Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda 175.205mph
16 Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda 174.755mph
17 Colton Herta Andretti Autosport-Honda 174.739mph
18 Devlin DeFrancesco Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport-Honda 174.672mph
19 Alexandre Rossi Andretti Autosport-Honda 174.450mph
20 Christian Lundgard Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda 173.689mph
21 Simon Pagenaud Meyer Shank Racing-Honda 173.423mph
22 Ilott Callum Juncos Hollinger Racing-Honda 173.416mph
23 Ed Charpentier Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet 173.406mph
24 Kyle Kirkwood AJ Foyt Racing-Chevrolet 172.628mph
25 Helio Castroneves Meyer Shank Racing-Honda 172.432mph
26 Dalton Kellet AJ Foyt Racing-Chevrolet 172.062mph

Race grid 2:

P Driver Auto The rapidity
1 Will Team Penske-Chevrolet 178.013mph
2 Joseph Newgarden Team Penske-Chevrolet 177.904mph
3 Colton Herta Andretti Autosport-Honda 177.525mph
4 Conor Daly Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet 177.287mph
5 Takuma Sato Dale Coyne Racing with RWR-Honda 177.278mph
6 Scott McLaughlin Team Penske-Chevrolet 187.273mph
seven Jack Harvey Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda 176.894mph
8 Pato O’Ward Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet 176.627mph
9 Rinus VeeKay Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet 176.625mph
ten Felix Rosenqvist Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet 176.385mph
11 Romain Grosjean Andretti Autosport-Honda 186.302mph
12 Alex Palou Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda 176.122mph
13 jimmy johnson Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda 175.812mph
14 David Malukas Dale Coyne Racing with RWR-Honda 175.392mph
15 Marcus Ericsson Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda 175.101 mph
16 Simon Pagenaud Meyer Shank Racing-Honda 174.468mph
17 Christian Lundgard Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda 174.444mph
18 Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda 174.426mph
19 Ed Charpentier Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet 174.214mph
20 Kyle Kirkwood AJ Foyt Racing-Chevrolet 173.863mph
21 Alexandre Rossi Andretti Autosport-Honda 173.757mph
22 Ilott Callum Juncos Hollinger Racing-Chevrolet 173.696mph
23 Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda 173.613mph
24 Helio Castroneves Meyer Shank Racing-Honda 173.143mph
25 Devlin DeFrancesco Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport-Honda 173,000 mph
26 Dalton Kellet AJ Foyt Racing-Chevrolet 172.616mph

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