Simon Pagenaud captured the pole position while his teammate, Helio Castroneves, qualified second to give Team Penske a sweep of the front starting row for Saturday`s IndyCar Series race at Auto Club Speedway.
Nico Rosberg had much to celebrate after beating Lewis Hamilton to win Sunday`s Austrian Grand Prix, but his Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff admitted afterwards that his team`s domination was not good for the sport.
Fresh from his `bounce-back` win at the Canadian Grand Prix, defending champion and series leader Lewis Hamilton has a chance to continue his triumphant - and record-breaking - form at this weekend`s Austrian Grand Prix.
Indian car racing ace Karun Chandhok and his Murphy Prototypes Endurance Racing Team finished the 24 Hours of Le Mans in fifth position in the Le Mans Prototype Class 2 (LMP2) category and 13th place overall out of 55 starters.
Sahara Force India Academy racer Jehan Daruvala soaked in immense pressure from behind to finish third overall in the third round of the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Series in his maiden podium in Formula cars.