IndyCar Series 2014
In the best qualifying performance of his Verizon IndyCar Series career, Josef Newgarden led the Hondapowered field Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, and will start on the outside of the front row, second, in Saturday night’s Firestone 600.
In his third year with the small, single-car team, Newgarden has five top-10 qualifying performances in eight races this season, and his two-lap average of 217.835 miles per hour was bested only by pole qualifier Will Power. Other top-10 Honda qualifiers today included Grand Prix of Indianapolis winner Simon Pagenaud, sixth; 2012 Texas race winner Justin Wilson, eighth; and Andretti Autosport teammates
James Hinchcliffe and Carlos Munoz ninth and tenth, respectively.
Saturday’s 248-lap run, the first Saturday night race of 2014, starts at 7 p.m. with live network television coverage on the NBC Sports network.
|1||Will Power (Team Penske)|
|2||Josef Newgarden (Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing)|
|3||Tony Kanaan (Target Chip Ganassi Racing)|
|4||Juan Pablo Montoya (Team Penske)|
|5||Ed Carpenter (Ed Carpenter Racing)|
|6||Simon Pagenaud (Schmidt Peterson Motorsports)|
|7||Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing)|
|8||Justin Wilson (Dale Coyne Racing)|
|9||James Hinchcliffe (Andretti Autosport)|
|10||Carlos Munoz (Andretti Autosport)|
|11||Mikhail Aleshin (Schmidt Peterson Motorsports)|
|12||Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)|
|16||Takuma Sato (A.J. Foyt Racing)|
|17||Marco Andretti (Andretti Autosport)|
|20||Jack Hawksworth (Bryan Herta Autosport)|
|21||Graham Rahal (Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing)|
|22||Carlos Huertas (Dale Coyne Racing)|