Dixon, who hasn’t taken a lead because the 2017 Indy 500, was the very first chauffeur to split the 215 miles per hour average over two-lap certifying this afternoon, and at the time the three-time Texas Motor Speedway winner was more than 1mph clear of his nearby competitor.
However, with the last run of the session– automobiles certified in order of group entrant points from 2019–Newgarden provided a 215.796 and backed it up with a 215.685 to push ahead of the Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda chauffeur and claim pole.
Newgarden’s teammtes Simon Pagenaud and Will Power will line up 3rd and 6th, sandwiching the Andretti Autosport Hondas of Ryan Hunter-Reay– who got better from a shunt in practice– and Zach Veach.
Graham Rahal’s seventh location for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda was some alleviation for the group which is now fast attempting to prepare a vehicle for Takuma Sato, who shunted at the start of his certifying run. Having appeared to miss his turn-in point, he encountered the old traction-aid surface area which does not operate in the extreme 122 deg track surface area heat, and his RLLR automobile looped into a spin, sustaining heavy damage to the #30 automobile. The 2017 Indy 500 winner left unaided.
Alexander Rossi made it 3 Andretti automobiles in the top 10, while Felix Rosenqvist was ninth in the 2nd Ganassi maker.
Completing the top 10 was AJ Foyt Racing-Chevrolet’s 45- year-old veteran Tony Kanaan who has actually two times won at TMS, while encouragingly for the Texas- based team, Charlie Kimball backed him up with 12 th
Alex Palou was leading novice for Dale Coyne Racing with Team Goh, nabbing 16 th however colleague Santino Ferrucci in the DCR with Vasser-Sullivan automobile did not make a certifying effort. Neither did Rinus VeeKay in the 2nd Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet, which was being fixed after a large shunt in practice.
The automobiles are now taken– they ran race downforce in certifying– prior to the Genesys 300 starts at 7pm regional (Central) time.
|1||Josef Newgarden||24023||–.–||1||Chevy||Team Penske|
|2||Scott Dixon||24039||0.0228||1||Honda||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|3||Simon Pagenaud||24051||0.0615||1||Chevy||Team Penske|
|4||Ryan Hunter-Reay||24134||0.3205||2||Honda||Andretti Autosport|
|5||Zach Veach||24159||0.3952||2||Honda||Andretti Autosport|
|6||Will Power||24194||0.4067||2||Chevy||Team Penske|
|7||Graham Rahal||24203||0.4185||2||Honda||Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing|
|8||Alexander Rossi||24234||0.4613||1||Honda||Andretti Autosport|
|9||Felix Rosenqvist||24238||0.4906||2||Honda||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|10||Tony Kanaan||24192||0.5298||2||Chevy||AJ Foyt Enterprises|
|11||Marco Andretti||24288||0.5748||1||Honda||Andretti Herta with Marco & & Curb-Agajanian|
|12||Charlie Kimball||24292||0.6686||2||Chevy||AJ Foyt Enterprises|
|13||Ed Carpenter||24326||0.6836||2||Chevy||Ed Carpenter Racing|
|14||Colton Herta||24365||0.6877||2||Honda||Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Autosport|
|15||James Hinchcliffe||24356||0.7091||1||Honda||Andretti Autosport|
|16||Alex Palou||24244||0.7318||2||Honda||Dale Coyne Racing with Team Goh|
|17||Marcus Ericsson||24423||0.8387||1||Honda||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|18||Pato O’Ward||24407||0.8449||1||Chevy||Arrow McLaren SP|
|20||Oliver Askew||24466||1.1171||2||Chevy||Arrow McLaren SP|
|21||Jack Harvey||25150||2.3586||2||Honda||Meyer Shank Racing|
|22||Santino Ferrucci||No Time||—||—||Honda||Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan|
|23||Takuma Sato||No Time||—||—||Honda||Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing|
|24||Rinus VeeKay||No Time||—||—||Chevy||Ed Carpenter Racing|