Iowa IndyCar: Will Power takes pole for Penske

Penske's Will Power took pole for the Iowa Speedway IndyCar Series race with a blisteringly quick two-lap average speed of 185.210mph

Iowa IndyCar: Will Power takes pole for Penske

Power was the last driver to make a qualifying run and will start alongside JR Hildebrand, who held the top spot for most of the session.

Hildebrand recovered from hitting the barrier at Turn 2 during practice earlier in the day, the Ed Carpenter Racing team only needing to replace the rear wing despite the heavy crash.

Team owner Ed Carpenter starts from fourth alongside Helio Castroneves.

Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato rounded out the top five.

Further down the order rookie Ed Jones starts from eighth in one of his best qualifying performances of the year.

Championship leader Scott Dixon will start down in 17th, after being one of the first drivers to run - along with reigning champion Simon Pagenaud.

The pair found the track to be slippery at the start of the session, with the advantage leaning towards those who ran later in qualifying.

Pagenaud starts slightly higher up, despite having been the first driver to run, in 11th place, alongside Alexander Rossi.

Penske's fourth driver Josef Newgarden could only manage 16th due to a similar running order disadvantage, and will share row eight with Ryan Hunter-Reay.

Marco Andretti fared worse still, ending up a disappointing 20th after an uncomfortable run.

Carlos Munoz will start from the back having not completed his run due to spinning at Turn 2, in a near carbon-copy of what happened to Hildebrand in practice.

QUALIFYING RESULTS:

Pos Driver Team Car Speed
1 Will Power Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 185.210
2 J.R. Hildebrand Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 183.811
3 Helio Castroneves Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 183.712
4 Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 183.503
5 Takuma Sato Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 182.653
6 Mikhail Aleshin Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 182.454
7 Tony Kanaan Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Honda 182.394
8 Ed Jones Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 182.290
9 James Hinchcliffe Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 181.187
10 Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Dallara/Honda 181.138
11 Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 181.137
12 Alexander Rossi Andretti Herta Dallara/Honda 181.136
13 Max Chilton Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Honda 180.927
14 Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Honda 180.863
15 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 180.716
16 Josef Newgarden Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 180.343
17 Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Honda 180.302
18 Esteban Gutierrez Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 179.389
19 Conor Daly AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Chevrolet 178.613
20 Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 171.710
21 Carlos Munoz AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Chevrolet 0.000


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