Photo: Kyle McInnes
Yesterday’s Detroit Grand Prix front row drivers swap places for Race 2 today.
Josef Newgarden took the pole and Alexander Rossi will start second. Newgarden had the fastest lap of the two qualifying groupos at 1:14. 860. Rossi’s best lap was 1:15.182. Newgarden turned his fast lap in the last minute of the session. Newgarden won yesterday’s rain delayed and shortened race.
The second group was delayed for about 40 minutes to dry the track from water which had spilled from a cover on top the tire barrier in turn 6. The cars had just entered the track for their warm up lap when the red flag was shown.
The clock was reset to the full 12 minutes and the session ran cleanly.
This is Newgarden’s first pole this year and seventh career pole. His last pole was at Toronto in 2018.
Scott Dixon, Colton Herta, and Felix Rosenqvist also start in the first three rows for the second straight day.
Look for Quick Thoughts here after the race and a full report on Wildfire Sports tomorrow.