IndyCar Bommarito Automotive Group 500 qualifying - Power ahead of Herta and Newgarden

IndyCar Bommarito Automotive Group 500 qualifying - Power ahead of Herta and Newgarden

22.08.2021: Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Saturday, August 21, 2021 Will Power drove closer to the all-time INDYCAR SERIES record for pole positions, winning the NTT P1 Award for the Bommarito Automotive Group presented by Axalta and Valvoline this after


Bommarito Automotive Group 500
Saturday, August 21, 2021





Will Power drove closer to the all-time INDYCAR SERIES record for pole positions, winning the NTT P1 Award for the Bommarito Automotive Group presented by Axalta and Valvoline this afternoon at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois.



Power earned his first pole of the season and the 63rd of his illustrious career, just four behind tying the record of 67 set by Mario Andretti. Power’s two-lap average speed was 180.618 mph in the No. 12 Verizon 5G Team Penske Chevrolet on the 1.25-mile oval, as Team Penske took three of the top four spots on the starting grid.



“When I the laps, I knew the second one was really good,” Power said. “I didn’t think it could be much better than that. The first one, it didn’t downshift because I carried so much speed into (Turn) 1; it didn’t grab fourth (gear) until out of the corner.



“Stoked, man, because every one I get gets me a little closer to that record. It’s going to be really tough to ever beat that, but if I didn’t get a pole this year, it pretty much was going to be impossible.”



Coverage of the 260-lap race tonight starts at 8 p.m. (ET) on NBCSN and the INDYCAR Radio Network. It’s the final oval race of the 2021 season.



1    Will Power    12    24.9781    24.8508        00:49.8289    180.618

2    Colton Herta    26    24.9231    24.9306        00:49.8537    180.528

3    Josef Newgarden    2    25.0090    24.8499        00:49.8589    180.509

4    Simon Pagenaud    22    24.9417    24.9564        00:49.8981    180.368

5    Pato O'Ward    5    25.0855    24.9441        00:50.0296    179.894

6    Marcus Ericsson    8    24.9860    25.0589        00:50.0449    179.839

7    Alexander Rossi    27    25.0374    25.0771        00:50.1145    179.589

8    Scott Dixon    9    25.1274    25.0153        00:50.1427    179.488

9    Graham Rahal    15    25.2118    25.0674        00:50.2792    179

10    Felix Rosenqvist    7    25.1950    25.1046        00:50.2996    178.928

11    Scott McLaughlin    3    25.2894    25.0142        00:50.3036    178.914

12    Alex Palou    10    25.1824    25.2156        00:50.3980    178.579

13    Ed Jones    18    25.2896    25.1644        00:50.4540    178.38

14    Ryan Hunter-Reay    28    25.2011    25.2594        00:50.4605    178.357

15    Romain Grosjean    51    25.1837    25.3157        00:50.4994    178.22

16    Jack Harvey    60    25.2600    25.2763        00:50.5363    178.09

17    Takuma Sato    30    25.2740    25.3232        00:50.5972    177.875

18    Tony Kanaan    48    25.3680    25.4282        00:50.7962    177.179

19    Sebastien Bourdais    14    25.4218    25.4606        00:50.8824    176.878

20    James Hinchcliffe    29    25.4631    25.4338        00:50.8969    176.828

21    Conor Daly    59    25.4926    25.4854        00:50.9780    176.547

22    Ed Carpenter    20    25.5659    25.4951        00:51.0610    176.26

23    Rinus VeeKay    21    25.5544    25.5189        00:51.0733    176.217

24    Dalton Kellett    4    25.8140    25.6724        00:51.4864    174.803





  - INDY CAR  photo James Black

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