Expect to see a new pole award for 2013 introduced at St. Pete this weekend.
INDYCAR is unveiling the "Verizon P1 Award" which, as far as I can tell, is just a new name for a pole award. It's cool that they are using "open wheel style lingo" though!
The coolest part about this is that they will be giving out Medallions that go on the side of the car after a driver gets P1. So if, say, Dixon grabs top qualifier for St. Pete he will put this decal on his car that shows he won - right by the number. And he will keep that for the rest of the year. So any time you look at a car on track you will be able to see if they have won a pole or not.
It's not going to change the world of racing, but this at least makes me think someone over there is actually thinking about how to change things up a little bit.