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William Byron on the pole at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

William Byron on the pole at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

August 15, 2021

William Byron will start from the pole position at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

William Byron laid down an average single-lap speed of 100.044 mph – the fastest lap of the weekend so far - while turning his second-session qualiyfing lap at the Indianapolis Motor Speeday road course in only 87.765 seconds. 

The pole is Byron’s second of the 2021 season, in which there have only been six qualifying sessions to date. He also claimed the honors at Road America in July and is the only driver to have won more than one pole award this season.

“A huge thank you to everyone at Hendrick Motorsports. They build phenomenal road course cars.” Byron said. “Now I hope we have the speed in the race from my end to back it up and get the win."