Power secures pole for Iowa IndyCar race

Will Power

Will Power has qualified on pole for the Iowa Corn 300 by a relatively significant 0.24s margin on IndyCar’s shortest circuit.

Power set a two-lap time of 35.2913s on the 7/8 mile oval in the #12 Team Penske Chevrolet, his second pole of the season and 52nd of his career.

Of the four drivers whose runs followed the Australian’s, team-mate Josef Newgarden (#1 Chevrolet) came closest but his two-lap time of 35.5310s was still some way away.

Ryan Hunter-Reay (#28 Andretti Autosport Honda) broke up the three Team Penske entries by setting a time within a tenth of Newgarden’s which bumped Simon Pagenaud (#22 Chevrolet) back to fourth.

Fellow title combatants Alexander Rossi (#27 Andretti Autosport Honda) and Scott Dixon (#9 Chip Ganassi Honda) will start from Row 3.

The rest of the top 10 was Robert Wickens (#6 Schmidt Peterson Honda), Ed Jones (#10 Chip Ganassi Honda), Ed Carpenter (#20 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet), and Takuma Sato (#30 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda).

The 300-lap race is scheduled to start on Sunday at 0435 AEST.

Highlights: Qualifying

Starting grid: Iowa

Pos Num Driver C/E/T Lap 1 Lap 2 Total time
1 12 Will Power D/C/F 17.6801 17.6112 35.2913
2 1 Josef Newgarden D/C/F 17.7252 17.8058 35.5310
3 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay D/H/F 17.8034 17.8219 35.6253
4 22 Simon Pagenaud D/C/F 17.8616 17.8364 35.6980
5 27 Alexander Rossi D/H/F 17.9188 17.8808 35.7996
6 9 Scott Dixon D/H/F 17.9873 17.8672 35.8545
7 6 Robert Wickens (R) D/H/F 17.9760 18.0073 35.9833
8 10 Ed Jones D/H/F 18.0150 18.0011 36.0161
9 20 Ed Carpenter D/C/F 18.0985 17.9183 36.0168
10 30 Takuma Sato D/H/F 18.0678 17.9507 36.0185
11 5 James Hinchcliffe D/H/F 18.0289 18.0361 36.0650
12 15 Graham Rahal D/H/F 18.0323 18.0463 36.0786
13 14 Tony Kanaan D/C/F 18.0341 18.1260 36.1601
14 26 Zach Veach (R) D/H/F 18.0867 18.1139 36.2006
15 18 Sebastien Bourdais D/H/F 18.0438 18.1830 36.2268
16 88 Gabby Chaves D/C/F 18.1637 18.3125 36.4762
17 23 Charlie Kimball D/C/F 18.1934 18.3284 36.5218
18 21 Spencer Pigot D/C/F 18.2349 18.5027 36.7376
19 98 Marco Andretti D/H/F 18.2374 18.6396 36.8770
20 19 Zachary Claman DeMelo (R) D/H/F 18.4002 18.5209 36.9211
21 59 Max Chilton D/C/F 18.6021 18.5086 37.1107
22 4 Matheus Leist (R) D/C/F 19.0284 19.1214 38.1498

(C)hassis: D=Dallara | (E)ngine: C=Chevy, H=Honda | (T)ire: F=Firestone

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