Fans certainly got their money's worth from this year's IndyCar event at Auto Club Speedway. But was it all too much and too dangerous? 
Penske's Simon Pagenaud claimed a career first on Friday by winning a maiden oval pole position in the Verizon IndyCar Series at Auto Club Speedway.
Scott Dixon took charge of the timesheets in second practice at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California ahead of this weekend's MAVTV 500.
Schmidt Peterson Motorsport stand-in Ryan Briscoe topped the times in Friday's first practice for this weekend's race at Auto Club Speedway.