Newgarden pips Power to Barber IndyCar pole

Josef Newgarden

Josef Newgarden has beaten Will Power to pole position at Barber Motorsports Park by little more than a hundredth of a second.

Newgarden clocked a 1:07.4413s during the Firestone Fast Six in his #1 Team Penske Chevrolet, edging his Australian team-mate in Car #12 by just 0.0128s.

Sebastien Bourdais, too, was less than a tenth off pole in the #18 DCR w/ Vasser-Sullivan Honda and will start alongside Ryan Hunter-Reay (#28 Andretti Autosport Honda).

Scott Dixon qualified sixth in the #9 Chip Ganassi Honda, one position behind James Hinchcliffe (#5 Schmidt Peterson Honda).

Simon Pagenaud did not progress from the second part of qualifying and will start from ninth in the #22 Team Penske Chevrolet.

The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, of 90 laps distance, starts tomorrow at 0535 AEST.

Starting grid: Barber Motorsports Park

Pos Num Driver C/E/T Time Session
1 1 Josef Newgarden D/C/F 1:07.4413 Fast Six
2 12 Will Power D/C/F 1:07.4541 Fast Six
3 18 Sebastien Bourdais D/H/F 1:07.5337 Fast Six
4 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay D/H/F 1:07.7807 Fast Six
5 5 James Hinchcliffe D/H/F 1:07.9472 Fast Six
6 9 Scott Dixon D/H/F 1:08.0303 Fast Six
7 98 Marco Andretti D/H/F 1:07.6027 Round 2 / Top 12
8 27 Alexander Rossi D/H/F 1:07.7488 Round 2 / Top 12
9 22 Simon Pagenaud D/C/F 1:07.8409 Round 2 / Top 12
10 6 Robert Wickens (R) D/H/F 1:07.8455 Round 2 / Top 12
11 26 Zach Veach (R) D/H/F 1:07.9894 Round 2 / Top 12
12 10 Ed Jones D/H/F 1:08.4386 Round 2 / Top 12
13 59 Max Chilton D/C/F 1:08.0235 Round 1 / Group 1
14 23 Charlie Kimball D/C/F 1:08.5494 Round 1 / Group 2
15 15 Graham Rahal D/H/F 1:08.1038 Round 1 / Group 1
16 19 Zachary Claman DeMelo (R) D/H/F 1:08.5531 Round 1 / Group 2
17 21 Spencer Pigot D/C/F 1:08.1184 Round 1 / Group 1
18 30 Takuma Sato D/H/F 1:08.5676 Round 1 / Group 2
19 20 Jordan King (R) D/C/F 1:08.3997 Round 1 / Group 1
20 88 Gabby Chaves D/C/F 1:08.9763 Round 1 / Group 2
21 4 Matheus Leist (R) D/C/F 1:08.5516 Round 1 / Group 1
22 32 Rene Binder (R) D/C/F 1:09.5404 Round 1 / Group 2
23 14 Tony Kanaan D/C/F 1:11.2015 Round 1 / Group 2

(C)hassis: D=Dallara | (E)ngine: C=Chevy, H=Honda | (T)yre: F=Firestone

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