IndyCar information | Will Energy getting ready to all-time greatest standing

Will Energy is only one extra pole place away from equalling a reputation synonymous with motorsport – Mario Andretti.

The four-time IndyCar champion holds the report for essentially the most begins from first within the historical past of the North American single-seater collection with 67 to his identify. Energy has 66.

With three races remaining within the 2022 IndyCar season, the Workforce Penske pilot might conceivably draw stage and even stand alone on the prime of the ladder.

Stan Sport is the one place to look at the 2022 IndyCar Sequence. Continues August 20-21 with spherical 15 in St Louis with all of the motion streaming ad-free, stay and on demand

Will Energy has 66 pole positions to his identify, one behind Mario Andretti (Chris Owens)

From 14 races this yr, Energy has essentially the most pole positions of anybody on the grid; three all advised.

Talking with Vast World of Sports activities, the IndyCar veteran mentioned it is surreal to have his identify alongside the likes of Andretti.

“It is extraordinarily particular,” mentioned Energy.

“It is one thing I might have by no means imagined after I began this. Whilst early as after I began racing Components Ford and I made a decision I wished to make it a profession, I might by no means had imagined being on this state of affairs. 

“To be up there with names like Mario Andretti and AJ Foyt, I’ve received to pinch myself. It is very cool.”

Will Energy leads the IndyCar Sequence title race with three races remaining (Getty)

The Toowoomba-born driver has humble beginnings in motorsport.

What began out with weekends racing a Datsun at Morgan Park in Warwick shortly was one thing critical.

Components Ford, Components Holden and Components 3 adopted earlier than going worldwide.

A prolific race winner domestically, he discovered success nearly instantly abroad.

In 2009, the all-conquering Workforce Penske got here calling. After a part-time marketing campaign that yr, he is been a full-timer with the crew ever since 2010.

In that point, he is scored 38 wins with Roger Penske, successful the championship in 2014 and the Indianapolis 500 in 2015.

At 41 years previous, Energy is exhibiting no indicators of slowing down. 

Mario Andretti (left) with Will Energy in 2010 (Getty)

He leads the collection by simply 9 factors over trans-Tasman rival Scott Dixon who he is spent the lion’s share of his IndyCar profession racing in opposition to.

Trying again, Energy mentioned he has to pinch himself.

“After I take a look at my profession and the route it took to get right here, I am simply very lucky to have had the profession I’ve had,” he mentioned.

“If I had mentioned that 20 years in the past that I would be on this place, I would not have believed it.”

The IndyCar Sequence continues at World Vast Know-how Raceway in St Louis on August 21 at 8am (AEST) with protection stay, ad-free and completely on Stan Sport.

ALL-TIME INDYCAR POLE POSITIONS (1930-2022): Mario Andretti (67), Will Energy (66), AJ Foyt (53), Helio Castroneves (50), Bobby Unser (49), Rick Mears (40), Sebastien Bourdais (34), Dario Franchitti (33), Michael Andretti (32), Scott Dixon (28)

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