Newgarden leads Penske one-two-three in Texas qualifying

Josef Newgarden

Josef Newgarden has taken pole as Team Penske went one-two-three in qualifying for the DXC Technology 600 in Texas.

Newgarden was the 18th on-track of the 22-car field and lapped Texas Motor Speedway in a two-lap time of 46.9964s in the #1 Chevrolet.

That effort edged Simon Pagenaud’s (#22 Chevrolet) 47.0607s which had been the benchmark at the time.

Power (#12 Chevrolet), as series leader, was the last driver to take to the circuit but came up just short of his team-mates and will share Row 2 with the lead Honda of Robert Wickens (#6 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports).

Scott Dixon (#9 Chip Ganassi Honda) was seventh, title contender Alexander Rossi (#27 Andretti Autosport Honda) eighth, and last start winner Ryan Hunter-Reay (#28 Andretti Autosport Honda) 10th.

The 248-lap race is set for a start on Sunday at 1045 AEST.

Highlights: Qualifying

Starting grid: Texas

Pos Num Driver C/E/T Lap 1 Lap 2 Total time
1 1 Josef Newgarden D/C/F 23.5162 23.4802 46.9964
2 22 Simon Pagenaud D/C/F 23.5424 23.5183 47.0607
3 12 Will Power D/C/F 23.5732 23.5125 47.0857
4 6 Robert Wickens (R) D/H/F 23.6260 23.5954 47.2214
5 18 Sebastien Bourdais D/H/F 23.6295 23.6477 47.2772
6 14 Tony Kanaan D/C/F 23.6406 23.6679 47.3085
7 9 Scott Dixon D/H/F 23.6429 23.6753 47.3182
8 27 Alexander Rossi D/H/F 23.7303 23.6351 47.3654
9 30 Takuma Sato D/H/F 23.7034 23.7305 47.4339
10 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay D/H/F 23.7586 23.6808 47.4394
11 98 Marco Andretti D/H/F 23.7325 23.7334 47.4659
12 23 Charlie Kimball D/C/F 23.7520 23.7761 47.5281
13 10 Ed Jones D/H/F 23.7648 23.7687 47.5335
14 20 Ed Carpenter D/C/F 23.8047 23.7424 47.5471
15 5 James Hinchcliffe D/H/F 23.8539 23.7953 47.6492
16 26 Zach Veach (R) D/H/F 23.8880 23.7869 47.6749
17 88 Gabby Chaves D/C/F 23.8903 23.8557 47.7460
18 21 Spencer Pigot D/C/F 23.9098 23.8922 47.8020
19 4 Matheus Leist (R) D/C/F 23.9170 23.9484 47.8654
20 15 Graham Rahal D/H/F 24.0571 23.9225 47.9796
21 19 Zachary Claman DeMelo (R) D/H/F 24.0635 23.9781 48.0416
22 59 Max Chilton D/C/F 24.2848 24.1017 48.3865

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

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