2015 – Indy Car Qualifying at the Detroit Belle Isle GP (May 29 to 31)

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.

2015 Detroit (HC7A7541)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.

2015 Detroit (222A4027)Bobby Rahal co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.

2015 Detroit (HC7A7547)Was greeted by the Firehawk as I entered the pits to cover qualifying.

2015 Detroit (HC7A7579)Sebastien Bourdais waiting to hit the track in his #11 KVSH Racing Chevrolet.

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2015 Detroit (HC7A7544)Slick and wet tires were ready for cars during qualifying.

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2015 Detroit (HC7A7550)Also saw plenty of spare front wings.

2015 Detroit (222A4028)Team Penske driver Will Power getting ready for qualifying.

2015 Detroit (222A4034)“The Captain”, Roger Penske owner of Team Penske.

2015 Detroit (222A4046)Also saw “Taylor Swift” again.

2015 Detroit (222A4068)The colorful helmet of Rodolfo Gonzalez in the #18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda.

2015 Detroit (222A4075)“Ready to go”.

2015 Detroit (222A4077)“Carbon fiber, shadows, and light”.

2015 Detroit (222A4081)“Wheel gun”.

2015 Detroit (222A4094)“Pit limiter armed”.

2015 Detroit (Andretti)Michael Andretti, team owner of Andretti Autosport.

2015 Detroit (222A4116)“Getting ready” with Marco Andretti from Andretti Autosport.

2015 Detroit (222A4125)The crew helping Marco Andretti get set for qualifying.

2015 Detroit (222A4126)The front spring/damper unit being installed into the #27 Andretti Autosport Honda.

2015 Detroit (222A4134)“More adjustments”.

2015 Detroit (222A4135)“Ready to hit the track” with Marco Andretti in the #27 Andretti Autosport Honda.

2015 Detroit (222A4131)Qualifying session over.

2015 Detroit (HC7A7566)Rear wheel damage to the #67 CFH Racing Chevrolet.

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2015 Detroit (HC7A7584)Getting top qualifier Will Power in the #1 Team Penske Chevrolet into position for the “pole position sticker”.

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2015 Detroit (HC7A7600)Will Power takes the pole position award.

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