The strength of Chevrolet’s 2.2-liter twin-turbo V6 NTT IndyCar Series engines was on display during qualifying for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 as it locked out the front row and top four, and claimed six of the nine fastest speeds on Sunday.
“Simon Pagenaud drove four incredible laps to to win the pole for the Indianapolis 500,” Jim Campbell, US Vice President Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, said of the Team Penske driver who earned the first pole position for a Frenchman in 100 years. “It was a thrill to watch. The Menards Team Penske Chevrolet crew gave Simon the set-up and tools he needed for that outstanding effort. It will be very exciting to see an all-Chevy front row on race day.”
With a Honda-powered driver in the middle of Row 2 and two more rivals on Row 3, Campbell and his constituents will turn their attention to keeping the edge next Sunday.
“We are so proud to have six Chevrolet drivers in the Fast 9, with three from Team Penske and three from Ed Carpenter Racing,” he said. “Thanks to all of the Chevrolet teams and our technical partners for the collaboration. Now, the focus turns to the race.”