Friday, June 7, 2013

Will Power scores second pole of the season

Credit: Lisa Janine Cloud/Skirts and Scuffs
Will Power hopes he follows up his Verizon P1 Award with a win, since his wife's family is from Texas and he's afraid he may not be able to go home to supper if he doesn't.

The fiery Aussie bumped Marco Andretti off the provisional pole with a two-lap average speed of 219.182 mph. Andretti wasn't too upset though; he said they hadn't practiced qualifying so he was pleased with starting on the front row. 

Andretti Autosport teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay starts third, with Dario Franchitti beside him. 

Alex Tagliani, who hoped to go for three in a row at TMS, didn't have enough speed to top Power. Tagliani rolls off 16th.

Last week's winner of the second half of the Detroit double-header Simon Pagenaud and Simona De Silvestro both will serve 10-grid penalties. 

Complete starting order: 
1. Will Power
2. Marco Andrett
3. Ryan Hunter-Reay
4. Dario Franchitti
5. E.J. Viso
6. Helio Castroneves
7. Josef Newgarden
8. Charlie Kimbell
9. Ed Carpenter
10. James Jakes
11. Scott Dixon
12. Simona De Silvestro
13. James Hinchcliffe
14. Simon Pagenaud
15. Tony Kanaan 
16. Alex Tagliani 
17. Sebastien Bordais 
18. Oriol Servia
19. Graham Rahal
20. Sebastian Saavedra 
21. Pippa Mann
22. Justin Wilson
23. Takuma Sato
24. Tristan Vautier

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