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Points Leader Will Power Earns Pole for Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

April 26th, 2014 at 5:27 PM
By Mark Eddinger

On Saturday Will Power won the pole for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park. It is the first Verizon P1 Award of the 2014 season for Power and the third time he has won the pole at the 17-turn 2.38 mile Barber Motorsports Park road course.

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In the Firestone Fast Six Power in his Team Penske No. 12 car set the top mark with a time of 1:08.3120 to edge James Hinchcliffe by 0.0289 seconds. The Andretti Autosport driver will lineup next to Power tomorrow on the front row.

Also in the Firestone Fast Six group were Ryan Hunter-Reay for Andretti Autosport who will start third, Josef Newgarden for Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing in fourth, Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver Scott Dixon will start fifth, and Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves will start sixth.

Dixon has finished second in all four IndyCar Series races at Barber Motorsports Park.

Rookie Carlos Munoz just missed out on making the Fast Six and will start from seventh and Juan Pablo Montoya qualified a season-best eighth. Also in the top 10 were Marco Andretti and Simon Pagenaud. The winner last time out for the series at Long Beach, Mike Conway, will lineup 21st and Tony Kanaan will start shot gun on the field in 23rd.

With the pole Will Power picked up his 34th of his career which has him eighth on the all-time poles list. He also picked up one Verizon IndyCar Series championship point. His points lead heading into Sunday is now 28 points over Mike Conway.

The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama can be seen at 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday on NBCSN.

Tags: Andretti Autosport, Barber Motorsports Park, Carlos Munoz, Helio Castroneves, Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, IndyCar Series, James Hinchcliffe, Josef Newgarden, Juan Pablo Montoya, Mike Conway, Motorsports, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Scott Dixon, Team Penske, Will Power

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