The 2014 IndyCar championship is starting to look like it’s Will Power’s to lose. He’s a talented driver who’s been strong every race, and who has the technical prowess of Team Penske working with him to keep the momentum going – and, make no mistake, he’s kept it going in Texas.
Power scored his second consecutive pole with an impressive 218.896 MPH qualifying lap that was a full MPH faster than P2.
It’s worth noting, however, that said P2 Grid Pos. was won by young Josef Newgarden at the underfunded, single-car Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing team. “I was happily surprised,” said Newgarden. “We worked mainly on race stuff this morning,” he explained. “The name of the game is how to reduce tire degradation during the course of a run, so that’s what we focused on. We didn’t go super conservative for qualifying, but we didn’t go to the edge. The car was really fast.”
That’s Newgarden’s humble way of letting you know that he got to the front row on talent, pure and simple, and he continues to impress everyone who’s paying attention.
You can see how the rest of the IndyCar field will line up for tonight’s Firestone 600 in Texas, below, and catch the race tonight, live, on NBC Sports at 8PM EST. Enjoy!
|Car No.||Driver||Engine||Grid Pos.|
|2||Juan Pablo Montoya||Chevy||4|
|34||Carlos Munoz (R)||Honda||10|
|7||Mikhail Aleshin (R)||Honda||11|
|98||Jack Hawksworth (R)||Honda||20|
|18||Carlos Huertas (R)||Honda||22|