IndyCar qualifying for Dual in Detroit Race 1 was held Friday afternoon. Will Power took pole position in the #1 Team Penske Chevrolet with the fastest time of 01:16.0941 and speed of 111.178 mph. Helio Castroneves in the #3 Team Penske Chevrolet was second fastest, and third fastest was Juan Pablo Montoya in the #2 Team Penske Chevrolet. Hope you like the photos.
Qualifying was held under sunny blue skies, although traces of the morning’s rain could be seen on the concrete pavement. Scott Dixon’s #9 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet being towed through the paddock to pit lane for qualifying.
Bobby Rahal co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.
Was greeted by the Firehawk as I entered the pits to cover qualifying.
Sebastien Bourdais waiting to hit the track in his #11 KVSH Racing Chevrolet.
Slick and wet tires were ready for cars during qualifying.
Also saw plenty of spare front wings.
Team Penske driver Will Power getting ready for qualifying.
“The Captain”, Roger Penske owner of Team Penske.
Also saw “Taylor Swift” again.
The colorful helmet of Rodolfo Gonzalez in the #18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda.
“Ready to go”.
“Carbon fiber, shadows, and light”.
“Pit limiter armed”.
Michael Andretti, team owner of Andretti Autosport.
“Getting ready” with Marco Andretti from Andretti Autosport.
The crew helping Marco Andretti get set for qualifying.
The front spring/damper unit being installed into the #27 Andretti Autosport Honda.
“Ready to hit the track” with Marco Andretti in the #27 Andretti Autosport Honda.
Qualifying session over.
Rear wheel damage to the #67 CFH Racing Chevrolet.
Getting top qualifier Will Power in the #1 Team Penske Chevrolet into position for the “pole position sticker”.
Will Power takes the pole position award.