Audi Sport Team Joest’s No. 1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro claimed pole position for Sunday’s 6 Hours of Fuji, despite the strongest of challenges from Toyota Racing’s No. 8 TS030 Hybrid, the two cars being just 0.178 seconds apart at the checkered flag.
Penske Racing was perfect Friday in the first phase toward pushing Helio Castroneves to the IndyCar championship.
Will Power, Castroneves and AJ Allmendinger swept the front row in qualifying for Saturday night’s season finale at Auto Club Speedway, where Castroneves is trying to chase down Scott Dixon for the IndyCar title.
Neel Jani will go down in the history books as the final overall pole-sitter in American Le Mans Series history, as the Swiss driver stormed to the top spot for Saturday’s Petit Le Mans.
Driving the No. 12 Lola B12/60 Toyota, Jani reeled off a best lap of 1:09.254 in qualifying Friday at Road Atlanta. He outran the No. 6 Muscle Milk Pickett Racing HPD ARX-03c of Lucas Luhr by a considerable 1.143 seconds.