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Barber IndyCar: Will Power claims pole as Penske takes 1-2-3

Will Power took his 46th IndyCar pole for Penske at Barber Motorsports Park, while championship leader Sebastien Bourdais will start outside the top 10

Power was quickest in practice three earlier in the day and managed to translate that pace into pole, while team-mate Helio Castroneves was just a tenth off in second ahead of Simon Pagenaud who rounds out the top three.

The fast six featured three Honda-powered cars and three Chevrolet-powered cars, as Scott Dixon was top non-Penske driver in fourth for Ganassi ahead of Andretti Autosport's Ryan Hunter-Reay.

Bourdais went off in the closing stages for the fast six shootout at Turn 8, and was unable to improve during his next run which meant he qualified 12th.

James Hinchcliffe will start sixth having been the last driver to complete a lap in the pole shootout, while Josef Newgarden was seventh fastest despite being second quickest in practice three.

British racer Max Chilton will start from ninth ahead of Tony Kanaan, while Ed Jones will start from 11th.

Graham Rahal was slowest of all after struggling with car balance, as rookie driver Zach Veach, deputising for the injured JR Hildebrand, qualified ahead of last year's winner in 19th place in his first time in a racing car since October last year.

QUALIFYING RESULT:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 Will Power Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m06.9614s -
2 Helio Castroneves Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m07.1429s 0.1815s
3 Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m07.3817s 0.4203s
4 Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Honda 1m07.5817s 0.6203s
5 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 1m07.6851s 0.7237s
6 James Hinchcliffe Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 1m07.8710s 0.9096s
7 Josef Newgarden Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m07.5941s -
8 Mikhail Aleshin Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 1m07.9467s -
9 Max Chilton Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Honda 1m07.9788s -
10 Tony Kanaan Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Honda 1m08.0305s -
11 Ed Jones Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 1m08.2034s -
12 Sebastien Bourdais Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 1m08.2726s -
13 Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 1m07.5405s -
14 Takuma Sato Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 1m07.6928s -
15 Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Honda 1m07.7033s -
16 Carlos Munoz AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Chevrolet 1m07.7007s -
17 Spencer Pigot Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m07.9211s -
18 Alexander Rossi Andretti Herta Dallara/Honda 1m07.7483s -
19 Zach Veach Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m08.4681s -
20 Conor Daly AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Chevrolet 1m08.0104s -
21 Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Dallara/Honda 1m08.0499s -



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