Will Power wins pole for IndyCar Grand Prix, Scott Dixon fourth

Brandon Parsons
May 15, 2017

"(Qualifying) just shows our cars are very good". He's coming off a career-best finish of fourth in the points in 2016 and has teamed up with three-time 500 champion Helio Castroneves, defending series champion Simon Pagenaud and 2015 Indy pole victor Will Power on Roger Penske's powerful team.

INDYCARINDYCAR GRAND PRIXSite: Indianapolis Schedule: Saturday, race, 3:50 p.m., ABC. "I've been knocking on the door every week, and one is going to go our way here soon. You just run so many miles around this place that you know it too well, but you can't get too comfortable". He also finished the season leading more laps and more races, running away with a 127-point win over Team Penske teammate Will Power in the final standings.

Power turned in a fastest lap of 1:07.7044 to take pole by four-tenths of a second from team-mate Helio Castroneves, ensuring that Penske maintained its ideal record of poles through the first five races of the 2017 season.

"Yeah, we kind of struggled yesterday as the track got hotter, for whatever reason", Pigot said.

For Bourdais, like Newgarden, he'll start from his best position in the race's short history.

Dixon moves closer to the lead of the championship and is now just 10 points off the lead but he admits he was battling a auto that just didn't have what he needed today. The Chip Ganassi Racing star has reached the Firestone Fast Six at all four road/street events this season. Andretti posted a 1:10.4911 and starts 11th. We couldn't really hold onto the rear tires. I could brake pretty deep into 1. "I think it will be an interesting race and anything can happen here".

The bad luck for early series point leader Sebastian Bourdais and the Dale Coyne Racing team continued with the team retiring after completing only four laps.

He said that previous year the seas just kind of opened up and allowed him to work his way through the pack, but he doesn't deny there is a trend developing at IMS. "We really struggled with space and couldn't quite get things where we wanted to be and it's the first time we were a legit Fast 6 vehicle". "You know capital of the world, motorsport", Alonso said. I feel like we're in a bit of the minority here with Scott (Dixon).

"Last year we went to the back (at the start) because of the penalties", he said.

Three laps and one corner. "Maybe even as much as an hour ago". "Honda have got their act together on the big ovals". The defending race champion and reigning series champ will start seventh.

There was a fuel pressure issue earlier in the day Friday, so Graham Rahal and his team already were scrambling throughout the afternoon of qualifications. Given Rossi's background in F1, you can bet his surprise win played a part in Alonso's motivation-and optimism-for a win of his own. Power won previously in 2015.

Indycar driver Scott Dixon during the IndyCar Grand Prix of Indianapolis practice session. (12) Will Power, Chevrolet, 01:07.7044-seconds (129.687 mph) 2. Helio Castroneves came home in the 5th position.

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