Will Power, of Australia, celebrates as he climbs out of his car after winning the pole for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Friday, May 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Penske power continues to overwhelm field at IndyCar GP

May 13, 2017 - 12:56 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Team Penske has claimed the top two spots on the speed chart in the final practice for Saturday's IndyCar Grand Prix.

Pole winner Will Power had the fastest lap — 1 minute, 10.2014 seconds — on Indianapolis' 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course.

American Josef Newgarden was second at 1:10.2575 and will start third in the 22-car field.

Helio Castroneves was eighth at 1:10.6351, a day after finishing second, which is where he'll start Saturday.

After Newgarden, the next three spots were all taken by Honda drivers. New Zealand's Scott Dixon was third at 1:10.4306. He will start fourth.

Dixon was followed by Americans Graham Rahal and Marco Andretti. Rahal was fourth at 1:10.4851 after qualifying 20th. Andretti posted a 1:10.4911 and starts 11th.

France's Simon Pagenaud, another Penske driver, was sixth fastest at 1:10.5181. The defending race champion and reigning series champ will start seventh.


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