Penske’s Will Power clinches pole in Iowa
Will Power earned the PEAK Performance Pole Award for the Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by Pioneer by the narrowest of margins – his first pole on an oval.
The Australian Team Penske driver claimed his fourth pole of the season with a four-lap average speed of 181.337mph (1:10.9925s) on the .875-mile oval.
Power edged out fellow Armor All Gold Coast 600 driver Scott Dixon in the Target Chip Ganassi Racing car.
Fellow Australian Ryan Briscoe qualified eighth for the race.
Power was pleased with his fourth pole of 2010.
“I am very happy to get my first pole on an oval,” he said.
“We have been right there the past few races, but I have had some funny things go wrong and a little bit of bad luck. I am very happy with the Verizon car today and our run was solid. We will have a long day tomorrow and the race will be tough on the short track.”
|1||12||Will Power||1:10.9925 181.337|
|2||9||Scott Dixon||1:10.9945 181.332|
|3||26||Marco Andretti||1:11.1230 181.005|
|4||3||Helio Castroneves||1:11.1706 180.884|
|5||10||Dario Franchitti||1:11.1805 180.859|
|6||77||Alex Tagliani||1:11.1835 180.851|
|7||5||Takuma Sato||1:11.2541 180.672|
|8||6||Ryan Briscoe||1:11.2541 180.672|
|9||7||Danica Patrick||1:11.4863 180.085|
|10||4||Dan Wheldon||1:11.5591 179.902|
|11||22||Justin Wilson||1:11.5696 179.875|
|12||37||Ryan Hunter-Reay||1:11.6531 179.666|
|13||14||Vitor Meira||1:11.6733 179.615|
|14||19||Alex Lloyd||1:11.7727 179.366|
|15||11||Tony Kanaan||1:11.8758 179.109|
|16||32||Mario Moraes||1:11.9300 178.974|
|17||24||Graham Rahal||1:12.1972 178.312|
|18||67||Sarah Fisher||1:12.2485 178.185|
|19||8||E.J. Viso||1:12.2867 178.091|
|20||78||Simona de Silvestro||1:12.3565 177.919|
|21||2||Raphael Matos||1:12.3878 177.842|
|22||36||Bertrand Baguette||1:12.6403 177.224|
|23||34||Mario Romancini||1:12.9647 176.436|
|24||06||Hideki Mutoh||1:14.2129 173.468|
|25||18||Milka Duno||No time No speed|