Pagenaud earns pole at Iowa; fifth pole of season

Posted at 7:24 PM, Jul 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-09 19:24:11-04
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) -- Simon Pagenaud will start on the pole for the fifth time this season at Sunday's IndyCar series race at Iowa Speedway.
Pagenaud, the series points leader, qualified with a two-lap time of 185.886 mph and gave Team Penske its 500th pole across all forms of motorsports.
Josef Newgarden will join Pagenaud on the front row.
Helio Castroneves, Pagenaud's teammate, will start third, followed by rookie Max Chilton and Charlie Kimball.
Pagenaud will seek to become the first pole sitter to win in Iowa in 10 tries.