Will Energy wins 6th IMS RC pole with GMR Grand Prix qualifying run


Will Energy profitable the pole on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Street Route is like grass being inexperienced. Whilst a lot of the hype for Friday’s NTT IndyCar Collection qualifying for the GMR Grand Prix revolved round Conor Daly and Callum Ilott‘s spectacular runs, Energy walked away along with his 6th pole at the highway path.

Energy’s time of one:09.76 crowned Álex Palou‘s 1:09.80. He up to now received the IMS Street Route pole in 2015, 2017, 2018, and two of the 3 races in 2020, whilst he has 5 general IndyCar victories at the format together with the August date in 2021.

Palou was once the lone non-Chevrolet motive force within the Speedy Six, a gaggle that unusually contained Indiana local Daly. Daly certified fourth in the back of the 2 discussed and Josef Newgarden for his ultimate run of the season and tied 2020 at Mid-Ohio for his most powerful occupation highway path qualifying effort. It is usually Ed Chippie Racing‘s second-best qualifying efficiency on the IMS GP after Rinus VeeKay‘s pole within the 2020 Harvest Grand Prix #1; VeeKay, the protecting GMR GP winner, certified 15th.

Pato O’Ward, who led Follow #2 previous within the day, was once 5th forward of Felix Rosenqvist.

Ilott fell in need of making the Speedy Six, however he persisted his sturdy weekend via qualifying 7th after being moment in Thursday apply in the back of Palou. Trailing him via one spot was once fellow rookie Christian Lundgaard.

“It was once a disgrace to pass over out via not up to two hundredths, however that’s the way it is going,” stated Ilott. “It was once simply superb so as to put excellent laps in. I did a excellent activity myself, so I used to be satisfied popping out of that.”

The GMR Grand Prix is scheduled for Saturday.

Qualifying effects

Place Quantity Motive force Crew Very best Time Very best Pace (mph)
1 12 Will Energy Crew Penske 1:09.7664 125.854
2 10 Álex Palou Chip Ganassi Racing 1:09.8090 125.777
3 2 Josef Newgarden Crew Penske 1:09.8343 125.732
4 20 Conor Daly Ed Chippie Racing 1:09.9063 125.602
5 5 Pato O’Ward Arrow McLaren SP 1:10.0546 125.337
6 7 Felix Rosenqvist Arrow McLaren SP 1:10.0605 125.326
7 77 Callum Ilott Juncos Hollinger Racing 1:09.6530 126.059
8 30 Christian Lundgaard Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 1:09.6594 126.048
9 45 Jack Harvey Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 1:09.6899 125.992
10 28 Romain Grosjean Andretti Autosport 1:09.7100 125.956
11 3 Scott McLaughlin Crew Penske 1:09.7847 125.821
12 15 Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 1:10.2950 124.908
13 51 Takuma Sato Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing 1:09.8239 125.751
14 26 Colton Herta Andretti Autosport 1:09.8527 125.699
15 21 Rinus VeeKay Ed Chippie Racing 1:09.9550 125.515
16 27 Alexander Rossi Andretti Autosport 1:09.9178 125.582
17 29 Devlin DeFrancesco Andretti Autosport 1:10.1306 125.201
18 8 Marcus Ericsson Chip Ganassi Racing 1:09.9294 125.561
19 06 Hélio Castroneves Meyer Shank Racing 1:10.1417 125.181
20 60 Simon Pagenaud Meyer Shank Racing 1:09.9717 125.485
21 9 Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 1:10.1694 125.131
22 14 Kyle Kirkwood A.J. Foyt Enterprises 1:10.1954 125.085
23 6 Juan Pablo Montoya Arrow McLaren SP 1:10.7610 124.085
24 18 David Malukas Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports 1:10.4755 124.588
25 11 Tatiana Calderón A.J. Foyt Enterprises 1:11.0020 123.664
26 4 Dalton Kellett A.J. Foyt Enterprises 1:10.7187 124.160
27 48 Jimmie Johnson Chip Ganassi Racing 1:11.4599 122.872
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