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Milwaukee Indy Lights: Zach Veach beats Gabby Chaves to pole

Zach Veach, Andretti, Milwaukee Indy Lights 2014

Zach Veach gave his championship hopes a boost by securing pole position for this weekend's Indy Lights race at Milwaukee.

The Andretti driver came into the weekend sitting third in the standings, 24 points adrift of Gabby Chaves.

He set about salvaging his title bid by being the only driver to break the 142mph mark in qualifying; setting a two-lap average speed of 142.028mph.

Chaves will start alongside him on the front row after going second-fastest with a two-lap average of 141.589mph.

The prospect of a Veach/Chaves front row was an unwelcome one for Jack Harvey, who jumped to second in the points after a dominant weekend at Mid-Ohio, but could manage no better than fifth-fastest on Saturday.

Starting just ahead of him will be Matthew Brabham and Luiz Razia, who were split by just 0.001mph over two laps on their way to third and fourth-fastest respectively.

Pos  Driver             Team       Speed
 1.  Zach Veach         Andretti   142.028
 2.  Gabby Chaves       Belardi    141.569
 3.  Matthew Brabham    Andretti   140.733
 4.  Luiz Razia         Schmidt    140.732
 5.  Jack Harvey        Schmidt    140.114
 6.  Scott Anderson     Fan Force  138.954
 7.  Juan Pablo Garcia  Schmidt    138.658
 8.  Juan Piedrahita    Schmidt    137.761

Qualifying set by average mph over two-lap run
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