Jordan Taylor Grabs Brickyard Pole
SPEEDWAY, Ind. – After struggling in Thursday’s practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Wayne Taylor Racing hit the setup jackpot in qualifying for Friday’s Brickyard Grand Prix.
Jordan Taylor captured his third consecutive Daytona Prototype pole position, breaking the track record with a lap of 1 minute, 22.251 seconds (110.909 mph) in the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP.
He will be joined on the front row by Memo Rojas, who ran his final lap in 1:22.375 (110.742 mph) in the No. 01 Telcel/Telmex BMW/Riley co-driven by Scott Pruett. The race begins at 5:10 p.m. ET (SPEED, 7:30 p.m.).
“This is a very unique track, with a long front straight followed by a very technical section,” said Taylor. “We were worried when we were out of the top 10 during opening practice, but the team and [my co-driver] Max Angelelli kept working on the setup.”
Gustavo Yacaman qualified third in the No. 6 Aero/Tuvacol/Curb Records Ford/Riley co-driven by AJ Allmendinger, 1:22:455 (110.635 mph). Fourth was Christian Fittipaldi, 1:22.544 (110.516 mph), who joins Joao Barbosa in seeking a third consecutive victory in the No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP. Action Express also leads the standings in the North American Endurance Championship presented by VISITFLORIDA.com, entering its third and final round after races at Daytona and Watkins Glen.