Newgarden follows up Detroit Race 1 win with Race 2 pole

Driving the No. 2 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet, Newgarden put in a lap of 1 minute, 14.8607 seconds (113.010 mph) on the 14-turn, 2.35-mile temporary street course to earn the seventh pole position of his NTT IndyCar Series career and first this season.
With the bonus point awarded for the pole position Sunday, Newgarden has a 26-point advantage heading into Sunday afternoon’s 70-lap race (3 p.m. ET, NBC and Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network).
“It was out of our control with us being in Group 1 going for pole,” said Rossi, third in the standings after seven races, 33 points behind Newgarden.
Once qualifying resumed, Newgarden set the pole-winning pace.

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