Scott McLaughlin won the second pole of his IndyCar career in rain-delayed qualifying for the Music City Grand Prix.
Dalton Kellett became the first driver to crash while preparing for the Indianapolis 500, ending a streak of six days without major incident.
Roger Penske picked up a third Daytona 500 win last weekend on his 85th birthday.
The IndyCar Series is feeling rather bullish as it heads into its final two races of the season.
Pato O’Ward passed Josef Newgarden with 23 laps to go and stayed in front the rest of the way at Texas, giving the Mexican-born driver his first IndyCar victory at what he considers his hometown track.