DEFENDING VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES CHAMPION JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 1 VERIZON TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET, WON THE POLE FOR TOMORROW’S KOHLER GRAND PRIX AT ROAD AMERICA. INDIANAPOLIS 500 WINNER WILL POWER GAVE TEAM CHEVY AND TEAM PENSKE THE FRONT ROW BY QUALIFYING HIS NO. 12 VERIZON CHEVROLET IN SECOND POSITION.
JOSEF NEWGARDEN, NO. 1 VERIZON TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET, POLE WINNER: “It’s nice when you have the car to do it. We had the speed on Friday so to finish it off today is nice. It’s only goal one. Two races; one for pole, one for the race. We need to close it out. Verizon has been very good to us, and Team Chevy as well. Engine package has been phenomenal to get the most out of it. You see how well we work together with Team Penske and Team Chevy.
“We just have to be smart and get through the first couple laps. Save the tires, save some fuel and be smart if a caution comes out in the middle of the race. We’ll see what we have for tomorrow.”
WILL POWER, NO. 12 VERIZON TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET, QUALIFIED 2ND: “That was close! We were off the whole time. I gave it everything the last lap. A surprise front row! I keep getting front rows every weekend. Not the pole but yeah. I’m pretty happy. But only five hundredths off, come on! I think I did a really neat lap. Josef did a great lap. That was all I had.”
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